Change Agent Chat – Episode 07 – PERACare Select Program



It is estimated that by 2030, Colorado’s population over the age of 65 will increase by 150 percent. Colorado is known for being an active state, and as the demographics of the population shift, the demand for costly joint replacement procedures is likely to grow. In the Chat, we talk to the Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association (CO … Continue reading Change Agent Chat – Episode 07 – PERACare Select Program


Change Agent Chat Episode 06 – Children’s Hospital Colorado



Children’s Hospital Colorado used CO APCD data to assess variation in care for children with medical complexity (CMC) who have medical fragility and intense medical and coordination of care needs that are not well met by existing health care models.  For this project, they explored instances in which their services must interface with other health … Continue reading Change Agent Chat Episode 06 – Children’s Hospital Colorado


Change Agent Chat Episode 05 – HopeWest



Begun on the Western Slope in 1993, HopeWest provides palliative and hospice care and is dedicated to profoundly changing the way the community experiences serious illness and grief – one family at a time. In this Chat, we learn how HopeWest helps patients navigate difficult conditions and prognoses and discuss the effects reimbursement challenges have … Continue reading Change Agent Chat Episode 05 – HopeWest


Change Agent Chat Episode 04 – Shopping for Care on CIVHC.org



CIVHC released facility cost and quality information for common procedures and imaging services in early 2019. With this release, Colorado became one of the few states with this type of information available for partners and consumers. This Chat will explain how the procedures were chosen, what went into the analytics, and how Change Agents can … Continue reading Change Agent Chat Episode 04 – Shopping for Care on CIVHC.org


Change Agent Chat Episode 03 – Southeast Health Group



In 2012, the Southeast Health Group (SHG) received a three-year, $1.4 million award from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation to develop an integrated care program called TIPPING POINT: Total Integration, Patient Navigation and Provider Training Project. Tipping Point leaders implemented Health Navigators to identify high-risk patients and work to empower and educate them … Continue reading Change Agent Chat Episode 03 – Southeast Health Group


Change Agent Chat Episode 02 – Peak Health Alliance



In Summit County, a group of community partners has been working to identify locally driven ways to lower health care premiums. In this Chat, we discuss how the Peak Health Alliance is using data and collective bargaining to impact health care costs in their region. Host: Lloyd Guthrie, CIVHC’s Director of Statewide Initiatives Guest: Tamara … Continue reading Change Agent Chat Episode 02 – Peak Health Alliance


Change Agent Chat Episode 01 – 9Health Fair



9Health Fairs offer screenings and health education to individuals across the state by pairing media and volunteer providers. In this Chat, we discuss how 9Health has grown in the last 40 years and how the partnership with a news station allows them to reach further into the community. Host: Kari Degerness, LNHA, MBA, CIVHC’s Director … Continue reading Change Agent Chat Episode 01 – 9Health Fair