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28May

Success Story in the Measure Up/Pressure Down Effort

Success Story in the Measure Up/Pressure Down Effort

 

 


Since its inception in 1994, quality improvement has been a major focus and commitment for New
West Physicians, a physician-owned primary care practice group in the Denver, Colorado metropolitan area. Each year, significant funding is dedicated to studies that explore and improve outcomes for multiple primary care related conditions. Hypertension has been a sole focus three times and is often intertwined with diabetes and heart disease studies.

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Posted in In The News

22May

New West Physicians Legacy Video

Celebrating 20 years of providing quality healthcare to patients

Posted in In The News, Videos

20May

Health Care is Just Too Hard to Use...and It's Not Your Fault

by Michael Booth, Photography by James Chance

Health Care is Just Too Hard to Use...and It's Not Your Fault

 

 

 

The Colorado Health Foundation - Health Elevations Spring 2014

Walter Mossberg shook up the technology world by originating that phrasing in 1991. The computers he was talking about have gotten better – you could now run NASA from an iPhone – but health care has not.

Patients with little more than a sore throat or a panic attack show up at full-trauma emergency rooms because that's what “health care” has always meant to them. Or because their doctor's office was closed, and the nurse “help” line was a phone-tree thicket.

The young and the restless might rather pay a fine for bucking the new health insurance mandate because they have no time or patience for Byzantine insurance applications.

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Posted in Health Information and Tips, In The News

16May

Cohen Honored by Exempla Lutheran Medical Center Physician of the Year

- Dr. Ken Cohen, MD, F.A.C.P - Chief Medical Director New West Physicians Honored

Cohen Honored by Exempla Lutheran Medical Center Physician of the Year

Canyon Courier columnist Dr. Ken Cohen was honored this month as the Exempla Lutheran Medical Center Physician of the Year. Cohen is chief medical officer for New West Physicians and has practiced internal medicine at the Evergreen New West office for the past 16 years. He is an experienced physician leader and researcher who has attained local and national recognition for research in the areas of internal medicine and health care quality improvement.

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Posted in In The News

16May

Some Colorado doctors may be overcharging Medicare for routine visits

Some Colorado doctors may be overcharging Medicare for routine visits

Hundreds of Colorado doctors are charging Medicare far more than is typical for routine patient visits, according to a database just made public for the first time on Thursday.
The numbers could reveal fraud. But experts caution that the raw data alone could also make physicians who are doing nothing wrong look bad.

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Posted in In The News

16May

Sciatica - Lots Learned, Lots to Learn

Dr. Ken Cohen, MD, F.A.C.P - Chief Medical Director New West Physicians

My Prime Time News

WE'RE ALL ABOUT COLORADO SENIORS

 

Sciatica – Lots Learned, Lots to Learn
Thursday, May 1st, 2014
~ By Dr. Ken Cohen, MD, FACP, Chief Medical Director,New West Physicians ~

As we enter the Spring season replete with home improvement projects and lots of heavy lifting, the subject of low back pain and sciatica drifts to mind. What we do know about sciatica:

  • It is one of the most common ailments in our society, eventually affecting up to 40% of people.
  • It is related to irritation of the sciatic nerves, usually as the nerves exit the spine in the lower back.

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Posted in Health Information and Tips

07May

Colorado Medicine

Cost control

May/June 2013This article was featured in the May/June 2013 Colorado Medicine.

UnitedHealthcare employs incentive-based models to achieve better outcomes and save money

Bill Mandell, DO, JD, Medical Director, UnitedHealthcare, Colorado

In the wake of escalating health care costs, health care reimbursement is moving away from fee-for-service and toward value-based reimbursement designs with an expectation of better care and outcomes at reduced costs.

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Posted in In The News

07May

Colorado Medicine

Transforming reimbursements

Tuesday, May 07, 2013 01:05 PM
May/June 2013This article was featured in the May/June 2013 Colorado Medicine.

Anthem’s new program aims to impact quality and cost of primary care

Elizabeth Kraft, MD, Medical Director, Anthem BCBS in Colorado

Amidst all the changes in health care reform and health information technology, one key understanding has remained true: primary care is fundamental to a highly effective health care delivery system.

Research tells us that primary care providers (PCPs) are in the best position to improve health outcomes and affordability for healthy patients and those with chronic conditions. Yet many PCPs are in an untenable position due to a shortage of time to deliver the care they want to provide and a shortage of resources that would allow them to get off the treadmill created by fee-for-service payment arrangements.

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Posted in In The News

16Apr

Spine Surgery Alternatives: Lutheran Hopes Center Can Improve Care

Spine Surgery Alternatives: Lutheran Hopes Center Can Improve Care

New West Physicians' Chief Medical Officer, Ken Cohen, MD, FACP is quoted regarding Exempla Lutheran Medical Center's spine care center. 

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Posted in In The News

16Apr

EMT's Save the Life of a New West Physicians' Employee

EMT's Save the Life of a New West Physicians' Employee

EMT's save the life of a New West Physicians employee.  

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