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Webinar: Colorado's Medicaid Toolbox: Approaches to Improving Quality and Controlling Costs

November 15, 2012

Colorado is addressing the dual challenges of reducing costs and improving quality in its Medicaid program through the Accountable Care Collaborative (ACC). This webinar furthers the discussion by describing the care coordination approaches, payment reform opportunities, and early lessons learned.

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Uninsured on the Rise: What the 2011 Colorado Health Access Survey Tells Us About Vulnerable Coloradans

March 7, 2012

Jeff Bontrager and Westley Mori presented on the 2011` Colorado Health Access Survey (CHAS) and what it tells us about vulnerable Coloradans as part of the AHEC Conversation Series at the University of Colorado - Anschutz Medical Campus.

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Colorado Medicaid: Options for Cost Containment

November 1, 2011

An overview of the Medicaid program in Colorado,the growth in enrollment and costs, and options to contain costs, including efforts underway in other states.

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Health Trends Impacting the Colorado Landscape

September 7, 2011

Michele Lueck presented on the top six trends impacting the Colorado health landscape as part of the AHEC Conversations Series at the University of Colorado—Anschutz Medical Campus.

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2011 Safety Net Primer

August 1, 2011

With nearly 800,000 uninsured Coloradans, historically high public health insurance caseloads and escalating health costs, the safety net plays a crucial role in the state’s health care system. This primer provides an overview and update of Colorado's safety net.

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2010 Colorado Safety Net Specialty Care Assessment: Final Report

March 1, 2011

Kaiser Permanente Colorado partnered with the Colorado Health Institute (CHI) in 2010 to develop the Colorado Safety Net Specialty Care Assessment, a document that examines the specialty care access gap faced by the safety net using both quantitative and qualitative means.

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The Impact of Oral Disease on Colorado’s Children

June 1, 2010

Recognizing the social, economic and health impacts resulting in preventable oral disease, the Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation board of directors contracted with the CHI to conduct an analysis of the costs and outcomes associated with oral health interventions.

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