New West Physicians NewsBlog

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01Oct

Aetna Introduces New Multi-Physician Group Accountable Care Collaboration in Colorado

Aetna Introduces New Multi-Physician Group Accountable Care Collaboration in Colorado

DENVER-(BUSINESS WIRE)-Aetna (NYSE: AET) today announced an accountable care collaboration with Banner Network Colorado, Colorado Health Neighborhoods, New West Physicians and Physician Health Partners, along with the introduction of the Aetna Whole HealthSM product in Colorado. Aetna Whole Health is a product offering designed to give members in Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, Jefferson, Larimer and Weld counties access to highly coordinated care from multiple physicians and facilities along the Colorado "Front Range." The product will be available for self-insured and fully insured customers starting on January 1, 2015. ...

Posted in In The News

24Sep

Influenza Season

Symptoms, the vaccine, and how to treat it

Influenza Season

Influenza season is upon us. This is a highly contagious disease, caused by influenza A or B viruses that are spread easily from person to person by coughing or sneezing. You will usually have to be in close contact (within six feet) of someone who is ill to become infected. It occurs more in the winter months due to more time spent in close contact (indoors) with contaminated people.

Flu symptoms usually include...Click here for full Article

Posted in Health Information and Tips

24Sep

Urgent Care or Emergency Room (ER)?

A Wise Choice Will Save Money and Time

Urgent Care or Emergency Room (ER)?

When an accident, injury or illness occurs, it is important to quickly decide what type of care you need and where to go for treatment. Recent trends in building free-standing ER's make your decision more challenging!

What you need to know...

Complete Article

Posted in Health Information and Tips

24Sep

Choosing Wisely Campaign

Could Too Much Care Be a Bad Thing?

Choosing Wisely Campaign

On the surface, it would seem that more care is better care; however nothing could be farther from the truth.

Let me begin with a story that occurred yesterday - A relative of mine called panic stricken. She has had migraines for 30 years and just started with a new neurologist who recommended that she have an MRI of the brain, despite documented medical evidence that this is not necessary in patients with uncomplicated migraine. The MRI showed a small cyst in her brain that had likely been there her whole life, but was told this might need to come out. She was then referred to a neurosurgeon. She will spend the next several years seeing the neurosurgeon whose protocol will be serial MRI scans. Aside from the ongoing anxiety, she will now incur yearly costs in excess of $1,000 to follow an insignificant abnormality does not require treatment.

Full Article

Posted in Health Information and Tips

29Aug

UnitedHealthcare Makes $50 Billion Wager On Accountable Care As Obamacare Looms

Ruth Benton, CEO of New West Physicians quoted in Forbes

UnitedHealthcare Makes $50 Billion Wager On Accountable Care As Obamacare Looms

UnitedHealth Group, the nation's largest health insurance company, says it will more than double–to $50 billion annually–the value of contracts it has with doctors and hospitals based on quality and cost efficiency measures within five years.

Full Article on Forbes

Posted in In The News

14Aug

‘Mountain miracle’ on Beaver Creek

New West Physicians Practice Manager, Dana Carr in the News

‘Mountain miracle’ on Beaver Creek

BEAVER CREEK — It wasn't that long ago that Wally Posner left Beaver Creek in the back of an ambulance with his unconscious daughter, Danielle. On Friday, he returned to the ski resort on a bike and his daughter was there waiting for him.

Posner completed a 1,350 mile ride from his home in Bannockburn, Illinois, to Beaver Creek to raise awareness and research funds for spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD), a newly recognized disease that nearly killed his daughter last ski season.

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Posted in In The News

30Jul

Coloradans could lose medical choices, but save money

By Electa Draper The Denver Post

Coloradans could lose medical choices, but save money

Consumers might not like the trend among insurance carriers to control costs and reduce premiums by narrowing their choices of doctors and hospitals, but it's one of the few tools that payers have left.

Read the full article

Posted in In The News

07Jul

Denver’s 2014 Outstanding Women in Business nominees announced

Denver’s 2014 Outstanding Women in Business nominees announced

Ruth Benton, CEO of New West Physicians, among other small business owners, was nominated by The Denver Business Journal for Outstanding Women in Business Award.

Nominees in each category were judged on innovation, entrepreneurship, professional accomplishments and community leadership from the information provided on the nomination form.

Posted in In The News

09Jun

New West Physicians Announces Ascent Family Medicine to Join its Group Practice

Ascent Family Medicine, a Successful Family Medicine Practice in Denver Joins New West July 1st

Ascent Family Medicine, a successful, centrally located medical practice in the Denver area will join New West Physicians effective July 1st. 

New West Physicians, a large privately owned group practice with 16 offices throughout the Denver metro area will expand its network in central Denver area with Ascent Family Medicine coming on board.  While there are numerous benefits for individual practices to join a larger organization, Ascent Family Medicine did their research and chose New West Physicians.  

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Posted in Press Releases

03Jun

The Denver Post

Collaboration key to affordable, more satisfying visits to the doctor

By DP Opinion

By Beth Soberg and Ruth Benton
Guest Commentary

Colorado, like the rest of the country, faces challenges in improving access to quality care and managing costs. A recent study from the New America Foundation and the University of Denver suggests Colorado’s health care costs are the seventh highest in the nation, and if we fail to act, those costs will continue to grow at twice the rate of the overall economy. Our state requires thoughtful, practical solutions that not only expand access and strengthen care, but lower costs as well.

Read the Full Article

Posted in In The News

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.

Read the full article.  

Posted in In The News

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