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Banner Health to Acquire Colorado Hospital

Banner Health is planning to acquire the North Colorado Medical Center which has been in operation since 1995. This new plan would bring great healthcare opportunities to the area. Read below to find out more about the deal. Phoenix-based Banner Health plans to acquire North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, which it has operated since…


DOWC Accreditation for Nurse Practitioners and Use of Interpretation Services

Pinnacol recently announced that Nurse Practitioners could pursue DOWC accreditation to receive higher reimbursement. Also, Pinnacol announced the use of interpretation services to meet contract obligations and the Division of Workers Compensation requirements for injured workers. Read the article below to find out more about these two new regulations. DOWC Accreditation for Nurse Practitioners New…


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…


E/M Coding, Guideline and MDM Changes

New changes are coming regarding evaluation and management guidelines. Some of these new changes include updates on medical decision making and code selection. We will be seeing these much needed updates in 2021. Read the article below to get updated on all the other changes that are coming. In an ongoing effort to reduce clinician…