CORHIO e-Newsletter

Colorado Awarded $65 Million Grant to Improve Physical and Behavioral Health Care Integration

(February 11, 2015)

The state of Colorado is now fine-tuning plans to implement a set of comprehensive programs that will improve health care for individuals with mental and behavioral health conditions. Last year, the state submitted a plan to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for a SIM award, and in mid-December learned that it was selected to receive funding to carry out its plan.   MORE +

Study Reveals Hospital Discharge Summaries Often Delayed and Incomplete

(February 11, 2015)

A study published in January, called Hospital Variation in Quality of Discharge Summaries for Patients Hospitalized With Heart Failure Exacerbation, studied discharge summaries from hospitals to analyze whether they met three criteria. Those criteria included timeliness, transmission to follow-up care provider and inclusion of standard data points. The results showed problems in all three of these areas.  MORE +

Two Important Health Care Proposals at the Colorado State Legislature

(February 11, 2015)

CORHIO wants to ensure that we are providing our participants and stakeholders with important information about legislative proposals at the Colorado General Assembly, regulatory changes happening at the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare services (CMS), and proposals in front of Congress. To that end, we will be providing you with a brief policy update in CORHIO Connect every month.  MORE +

HealthONE Connects Eight Hospitals to CORHIO Network

(January 14, 2015)

HealthONE’s eight Denver-area hospitals have successfully connected to the CORHIO network. The hospitals include The Medical Center of Aurora, North Suburban Medical Center, Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center, Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, Rose Medical Center, Sky Ridge Medical Center, Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital and Swedish Medical Center.   MORE +

Are you expecting Medicare payment adjustments?

(January 14, 2015)

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) mailed 257,000 notifications to eligible professionals who failed to meet Meaningful Use, informing them about upcoming Medicare payment adjustments. The adjustment includes a 1% reduction in Medicare payments starting January 1, 2015.   MORE +