Study Ranks Colorado 11th for Health Care

The residents of Colorado are working hard to improve our healthcare system throughout the state. A recent study ranked Colorado number 11 in the US based on several different variables, however, health care costs in Colorado were ranked 47. Read the article below recapping the results from the survey and other placement factors. A new…

3 Proposed Payment Rules

MLNConnects, the official news of CMS, recently proposed 3 new payment rules. CMS released these proposed rules on July 29, which include payment updates for outpatient and physician services and also expanded price transparency initiatives. Read below to find out more information on these proposed rules.  PFS: Proposed Policy, Payment, and Quality Provisions Changes for…

RT Welter & Associates Successfully Completes SIM Curriculum for Primary Care Practices

RT Welter & Associates has successfully completed yet another important project for the State of Colorado.  We were asked by the Colorado State Innovation Model (SIM) to create a curriculum to help primary care practices better understand how to integrate behavioral health services into their commercial payer contracts such that these services will be reimbursed…

Colorado’s Health Exchange Premiums Expected to Drop 18% – if Feds Approve Reinsurance

Health insurance premiums have been an ongoing topic of discussion for Colorado government leaders, medical professionals, insurance companies and patients. With continuous changes throughout the industry, the latest development includes the drop of health exchange premiums. Read the article below for more information recently released and the expectations to come. Western Slope families could save…

Changes to Timely Filing Requirements

Changes to timely filing requirements for commercial and Medicare Advantage plans for all claims submitted to plan on or after October 1, 2019 Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and HMO Colorado (hereinafter collectively referred to as Anthem) continues to look for ways to improve our processes and align with industry standards. Timely receipt of medical…

Wishing You A Happy 4th Of July!

“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” -Thomas Jefferson RT Welter would like to wish you a Happy 4th of July! Our dedicated staff wants you to…