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Just how much less expensive?

Just how much less expensive?

0 / February 25, 2010 9:00 PM

Grand Junction’s heavily non-profit system of health care: -Saved Colorado $2 million a year in Medicaid reimbursements between 2003 and 2005 -Saved the federal government $13.2 million on Medicare from 2000 to 2002 -Is the most cost-effective deliverer of services [&hellip

Grand Junction, McAllen contrasted: Better health brings lower costs

0 / February 24, 2010 5:55 AM

A comparison of diseases — ranging from diabetes to heart disease and arthritis — between residents of Grand Junction and McAllen, Tex., which has among the highest rates in the country

Keys to Grand Junction’s low-cost and high-quality healthcare

0 / February 23, 2010 9:55 PM

Providers collaborate to emphasize preventive care for all and the reduction of complications in cases of major chronic illnesses like diabetes and heart disease. A non-profit hospice emphasizes comfort for the dying over futile chemotherapy and surgery, extending life an [&hellip

McAllen and Grand Junction: Spending varies widely at end of life

0 / February 21, 2010 10:00 AM

Medicare spending in the last two years of life shows the dramatic differences between McAllen, Tex., and Grand Junction, Colo. McAllen has the highest-cost and lowest-quality care in the nation while Grand Junction is ranked among cities with the lowest cost and highest quality.

Find your city’s healthcare quality score

0 / February 21, 2010 9:00 AM

Medicare ranked more than 300 cities for quality of healthcare in 2005, with the lowest at 69.52 and the highest at 95.56. Grand Junction, one of the lowest-cost communities, ranked high in quality.

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