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Medical equipment prices to drop starting July 1

Medical equipment prices to drop starting July 1

2 / June 2, 2013 7:00 AM

Beginning July 1, Colorado patients will start saving hundreds and even thousands of dollars on medical equipment because, after a 10-year delay, Medicare is switching to competitive bidding in the Denver and Colorado Springs metro areas.

Salt: The tasty killer

Salt: The tasty killer

0 / October 21, 2012 7:00 AM

Not many people would pour a teaspoon of salt over their plates at dinner. Yet with so much hidden salt in processed foods, that’s what most Coloradans are eating.
And it’s proving to be a killer

Medicare online: A frustrating way to find a doctor

Medicare online: A frustrating way to find a doctor

0 / February 21, 2012 7:00 AM

In a search for general practice, internal medicine and family doctors throughout the state, Colorado Public News encountered an error-ridden database that often made locating doctors a pursuit in futility

Survey: Two-thirds of Colorado doctors refuse or limit basic Medicare patients

Survey: Two-thirds of Colorado doctors refuse or limit basic Medicare patients

1 / February 20, 2012 7:00 AM

A survey of Colorado primary care doctors found most are reluctant to take a new patient on basic Medicare, the government health insurance for people 65 and over

Federal budget fights cause frustration at hospitals

Federal budget fights cause frustration at hospitals

0 / December 12, 2011 7:00 AM

The fighting in Washington over potential cuts to Medicare has created worry and uncertainty at hospitals throughout Colorado, particularly in rural areas. Various possible reductions could reach a total of 22 percent of Medicare payments for dozens of the state’s smaller hospitals

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