Posts Tagged ‘colorado health plans’

4 Savvy Tips to Help You Save on Health Insurance This Year

Friday, November 30th, 2018

It is that time of year again. Open enrollment. You must choose your coverage and enroll by January 15, the last day to enroll in Colorado. However, if you want your coverage to be effective on January 1, 2019, you must enroll by December 15, 2018. Make sure that you have evaluated your options and make the best choice for you and your family.

This can be a difficult process every year, especially during the holiday season. So, I’ve put together four tips to find the best coverage and save money at the same time. read more

Colorado Cuts Readmission Rates and Saves Nearly $3 Million

Monday, September 16th, 2013

In August of 2011, the rates of readmission for the same cause (stroke victim is released on Monday, is back two weeks later because they show signs of stroke again) in target populations in Colorado hospitals were at 9.8 percent. However, when Colorado Hospital Association teamed up with UnitedHealthcare with the aligned goal of reducing avoidable hospital readmissions, those rates fell by nearly half, to just 5.8 percent. Together, 19 participating hospitals statewide – with the conjoined efforts of UnitedHealthcare – have saved $3 million dollars within just one year of launching their campaign. That is triple the amount it cost them to help participating facilities come up with plans to coordinate post-hospitalization patient care and to try to keep people from needing (and wanting) to come back for further care. read more

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