Crying Over Claims Data

When I started reading this year’s 2018 Colorado All Payer Claims Database (CO APCD) Annual Report, I have to admit I got a little teary. Before you think I’ve lost my mind and cry over health care claims data (that would just be weird), you need to know something about Read more…

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…

Shopping for Care

By Rachel Linn, CIVHC’s Marketing Manager Last week, my husband called me with debilitating abdominal pain and was unable to stand, let alone drive himself to a provider to receive care. As an employee of CIVHC, my brain immediately went to thoughts around the expenses we were going to incur Read more…