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Change Agent Chat: Brown University

A doctoral student at Brown University used CO APCD data to evaluate the effect of policies in the 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA) on the stability of coverage among Medicaid beneficiaries in Colorado. They characterized and investigated the impact of policies on coverage stability, which could contribute to reductions in costs Read more…

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MOST Form Available on CIVHC.ORG

CIVHC is excited to announce that, via partnership with the Colorado Advance Directive Consortium (CADC), we are the new home for the Medical Order Scope of Treatment (MOST) form. A resource for the seriously ill, the MOST form summarizes and consolidates important information about a patient’s preferences for life-sustaining treatments Read more…

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Plaintalk Blog: CO APCD Data Quality

On a monthly and quarterly basis, health insurance payers including Medicaid, over 33 commercial payers, and Medicare submit claims to the Colorado All Payer Claims Database (CO APCD). Payers submit claims for everyone they provide coverage to, regardless of whether they accessed health care during the previous period or not, Read more…

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The Wizard of Chargemasters

by Cari Frank, CIVHC’s VP of Communication and Marketing  My friend’s father just had surgery to release pressure from an accident that caused swelling in his brain. After the bill arrived, he was shocked that the surgeon billed $10,000 for the surgery, yet only received $1,500 from Medicare. That’s when Read more…