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Alternative Payment Model Shift

On April 27th, CMS released proposed rules for the implementation of the Medicare and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), an act that heretofore was famous for containing the repeal of the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR).  The SGR was uniformly hated by physicians and other providers, as it theoretically controlled the rate Read more…

Plaintalk Blog Series

Plaintalk Blog Series – Introduction You spoke, and we listened. In late 2015, CIVHC sent out a survey asking for ways to advance our mission – better health, lower costs, and a healthier Colorado. We heard a recurring theme; many of you are unclear about what we do and how Read more…

Pagosa Springs Medical Center

PROFILE: Cardiac and Stroke Care for Southwest Colorado In 2012, CIVHC reported that the Upper San Juan Health Service District (Pagosa Springs Medical Center) received a three-year, $1.7 million award from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. We recently followed up on the outcomes of the project.  Life-threatening conditions are Read more…