August 7, 2022

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Colorado pushes again for hospitals to lower their prices

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Colorado’s top health officials think the prices charged by large hospital systems in the state are too high.

This is not exactly news; Kim Bimestefer, the executive director of the state’s Medicaid department, has been making this argument for years. But a new report and new comments made by Bimestefer during a virtual policy summit in recent weeks show the state is preparing to relaunch its fight against hospital prices, after the battle largely fell silent during the COVID pandemic.

“We still have got a lot of work to do,” Bimestefer said.

The report, released late last month, found that Colorado hospitals have some of the highest prices and profits in the country. In 2020, according to the report, the price per patient in Colorado hospitals ranked sixth highest in the nation,…

John Ingold

2022-04-15 04:13:00

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