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09Aug

Can Phelps Earn his 20th Gold?

Can Phelps Earn his 20th Gold?

Michael Phelps will set his sights on a record-extending 20th Olympic swimming gold tonight.

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14Jul

Colorado Primary Care Practice Succeeds With Medicare Advantage

Colorado Primary Care Practice Succeeds With Medicare Advantage

New West Physicians drops traditional Medicare in favor of Medicare Advantage 

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21Jun

Striving to Provide

Striving to Provide
How New West Physicians strives to provide optimal patient service, optimal quality of care and optimal efficiency.

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14Jun

New West Physicians Speaking at CAPG Annual Conference

New West Physicians Speaking at CAPG Annual Conference

New West Physicians made a decision several years ago to go 100% into Medicare Advantage. Find out the motivation behind the move.

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21May

New West Physicians Featured In AMGA Journal

New West Physicians Featured In AMGA Journal

Last fall, New West Physicians was honored  by the Foundation of the American Medical Group Association (AMGA) with its most prestigious honor, the 2015 Acclaim Award

Read the full article here: http://www.nwphysicians.com/images/Newsroom/NWP.pdf

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26Apr

New West Physicians’ Pharmaceutical Representative and Sampling Policy

New West Physicians’ Pharmaceutical Representative and Sampling Policy

By Ken Cohen, MD, FACP
Chief Medical Officer

It has been estimated that 1/3 of the cost of a drug is related directly to marketing. Therefore, New West Physicians has decided that it will no longer be part of the problem, but rather part of the solution. As of February 1, 2016, every New West Physicians’ office has adopted a new policy prohibiting any pharmaceutical advertising or marketing including the use of “complimentary samples”. Our goal is to reach 90% use of affordable medications, which will allow us to continue to provide our high quality of care while also improving the economic health of our patients, and secondarily help stem the increasing cost of both new drugs and health insurance premiums for everyone.

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12Apr

New Wests Physicians' Journey to Becoming a High-Performing Health System

Part 1: A Vision for Quality and Efficiency BY KEN COHEN, M.D., FACP

In October 2015, New West Physicians was named a recipient of

the AMGA Foundation’s 2015 Acclaim Award for its initiative

“Breaking (Not Bending) the Curve to Achieve the IHI Triple

Aim.” Here they share some insights and highlight two projects

that were part of their plan to transform the way they deliver

health care.

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08Mar

Bench to Bedside: Fast Tracking Evidence-Based Medicine to Improve Patient Care

Bench to Bedside: Fast Tracking Evidence-Based Medicine to Improve Patient Care

Information overload, clinical inertia, and financial conflict have coalesced to erect major barriers to both quality and efficiency when it comes to delivering coordinated, cost-effective healthcare in a timely manner. In response to this formidable challenge, New West Physicians (NWP) developed our Bench to Bedside program-bringing new, evidence-based practices and procedures into our group in a matter of weeks instead of years and simultaneously eliminating costly, ineffective care while maintaining superior levels of quality.

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29Feb

Golden medical practice receives national award

New West Physicians recognized with annual Acclaim Award

Golden medical practice receives national award

 

A local medical group has won a national award for innovation and quality of care.

The American Medical Group Association, headquartered in Virginia, traveled to Golden to present the association’s national Acclaim Award to New West Physicians on Feb. 3. New West Physicians is the smallest medical group to ever receive the award.

The Acclaim Award is given annually to recognize a medical provider that proves to be a role model for other health care delivery organizations nationwide.

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23Feb

New West Physicians’ Pharmaceutical Representative and Sampling Policy

New West Physicians’ Pharmaceutical Representative and Sampling Policy

It has been estimated that one third of the cost of a drug is related directly to marketing. Therefore, New West Physicians has decided that it will no longer be part of the problem, but rather part of the solution. As of February 1st, 2016, every New West Physicians’ office has adopted a new policy prohibiting any pharmaceutical advertising or marketing including the use of “free samples”. Our goal is to reach 90% use of affordable medications, which will allow us to continue to provide our high quality of care while also improving the economic health of our patients, and secondarily help stem the increasing cost of both new drugs and health insurance premiums for everyone.

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16Feb

Celebrating Exceptional Health Care

Celebrating Exceptional Health Care

Denver was very cold and had a thick layer of ice on the ground that made walking somewhat treacherous. Yet a few weeks ago, I made a winter trip to Denver with enthusiasm and joy, visiting a winner of AMGA Foundation’s Acclaim Award.  The folks from New West Physicians greeted Don Fisher, AMGA’s CEO, and me with a warm welcome  as we celebrated their achievements with hundreds of their physicians, clinicians, staff, administrators, and community members who have made the organization a model of exceptional healthcare delivery. 

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03Feb

New West Physicians to receive national health care award on Feb. 3

GOLDEN -- New West Physicians   announced it will receive the 2015 Acclaim Award at a ceremony in Golden on Feb. 3.

The ceremony will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at 1707 Cole Blvd., Suite 100. Light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served.

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02Feb

New West Physicians Expands with Endocrinologist

New West Physicians Expands with Endocrinologist

We’re happy to welcome Dr. Andrea Salzberg to our New West Physicians’ Endocrinology Services team.   Dr. Salzberg earned her medical degree at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore. She completed her internal medicine residency and her endocrinology fellowship at the University of Colorado in Aurora.  She has been in practice since 2010. 

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26Jan

Denver's New West Physicians Receives Honor

Colorado Practice Shines on the National Scene

Denver's New West Physicians Receives Honor

“From our inception in 1994, we have been dedicated to providing high-quality, evidenced-based care,” said Ken Cohen, M.D., New West Physicians’ Chief Medical Officer. “Our focus is on a culture of accountability and continuous improvement where providers spend the majority of their time caring for patients.”

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13Jan

Large, Independent PCP Groups an Attractive Alternative

Large, Independent PCP Groups an Attractive Alternative

Large, independent, physician-owned primary care groups are a viable alternative to employment with a hospital or multispecialty practice under value-based contracting, according to a new analysis.

These large groups with physician autonomy have several advantages: They can offer imaging, laboratory services, health information technology, and quality improvement infrastructure, while still providing convenience and a small-practice environment for patients.

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