New CO APCD Analysis Identified Opioid Prescribing Patterns in Colorado

Prescription Fill Rates and Length of Dosage Remain a Concern A new report from the Center for Improving Value in Health Care (CIVHC), based on data in the Colorado All Payer Claims Database (CO APCD), helps isolate opportunities to reduce opioid use disorders in the state.  While some common opioids are being filled less, the number of […]

Jewish Healthcare Foundation Approves $830,000 in New Grants to Create Higher-Quality Healthcare Delivery and Payment Models, Reduce Maternal Mortality

(Pittsburgh, PA)—The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) approved $830,000 in new grants to create healthcare delivery and payment demonstration projects that aim to improve patient care and eliminate avoidable costs, and to enhance maternal health among the Pittsburgh region’s immigrant and refugee population by demonstrating the value of doula community health workers (CHWs). Additionally, JHF renewed […]

From NPR News: Epidemic Of Health Care Waste: From $1,877 Ear Piercing To ICU Overuse

November 28, 20172:42 PM ET Heard on All Things Considered MARSHALL ALLEN FROM  Two years ago, Margaret O’Neill brought her 5-year-old daughter to Children’s Hospital Colorado because the band of tissue that connected her tongue to the floor of her mouth was too tight. The condition, called being literally “tongue-tied,” made it hard for the girl […]

Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement Announces Expansion of Project to Measure and Compare Healthcare Costs Across U.S. Regions

Portland, ME, November 16, 2017 — The Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI) has selected five organizations to join its groundbreaking project to measure and report on the total cost of healthcare (Total Cost of Care or TCoC) in regions across the U.S. The project is part of NRHI’s Getting to Affordability initiative, funded by […]