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 […]

More Price Information Now Available to Help Patients Shop for Care

Consumers now have access to prices for nearly 40 common health care services Denver, CO – February 13, 2018 –  Patients searching for health care prices now have access to more procedures than ever before through an online shopping tool based on information in the Colorado All Payer Claims Database (CO APCD). The “Shop for […]

New Partnership Aims to Improve Use of Evidence in Health Care Policy and Practice in States and Local Communities

AcademyHealth and the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement Will Work on Health Care Cost, Quality, and Outcomes WASHINGTON, DC — AcademyHealth and the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI) today announced a strategic partnership to improve health and access to high quality, efficient and effective health care at the local, regional and national levels. As […]

Compare Your Care: Public Reporting of Primary Care Cost and Quality

HealthInsight has released Oregon’s first public reporting of relative cost data for primary care practices statewide. The public now has free access to primary care practice cost rankings on the Compare Your Care website, which also reports quality of care rankings. Cost and quality reporting helps consumers choose high value care that is effective and […]

Claire Neely Named President & CEO of ICSI

ICSI NAMES CLAIRE NEELY, MD, FAAP, PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Bloomington, MN – November 19, 2018 – The Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI) Board of Directors today announced that Claire S. Neely, MD has been named President and CEO, effective immediately. Dr. Neely has served as ICSI’s Chief Medical Officer since 2015, and […]

CIVHC Publishes Press Release on Rising Health Care Costs

“$54-141 Million in Annual Savings Possible According to New Analysis November 8, 2018 — DENVER, CO — Colorado’s total health care costs for commercially insured individuals in 2016 increased two percentage points from 2015, according to a new multi-state benchmark analysis released today by the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI). Analysis by the Center for Improving Value in Health Care indicates that Colorado […]