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Unformatted text preview: de of care will be shared by all providers involved, and there will be incentives continued on page 82 81 2012 Colorado Business Economic Outlook Education and Health Services continued from page 81 for good outcomes and disincentives for adverse outcomes. No payment will be made for “rework,” including excessive readmissions, hospital acquired infections, or certain medication errors. Consequently, in order to prepare for the new payment models, hospitals are looking at a number of strategies to better coordinate care, eliminate avoidable complications, increase efficiencies, and reduce costs. Colorado’s 15 community health centers serve about 10% of Coloradans at more than 130 sites. Many of the patients served are uninsured or covered by Medicaid. In anticipation of serving more citizens who will have health insurance coverage, they announced an effort to employ an additional 5,000 healthcare workers by 2014. These centers already use electronic medical records, and feature team-based care that includes mental health and dental services, in addition to medical services. Multiplier Effect/...
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This note was uploaded on 02/11/2013 for the course MGMT 231 taught by Professor Yu during the Spring '13 term at Bauder.

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