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From Our Experts
Colorado Collaborates to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections
By: Deanna Curry, Telligen QIN-QIO

Influential Colorado healthcare organizations are collaborating more closely than ever to support hospitals' and nursing homes' healthcare-associated infections (HAI) prevention efforts. 
In The News
Rural Counties Lag In Health Outcomes in Colorado
By: Kareem Maddox, Colorado Matters, CPR
A report released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation highlights the growing disparity between rural and urban counties in health outcomes, life expectancy, and wealth. Colorado Public Radio's Ryan Warner interviews Andrea Ducas, Program Officer with the RWJF.
Readmission reduction: Intervention helps lower rates but doesn't meet national goals
By: JAMA Internal Medicine
Yale study indicates that Medicare's goal of  reducing all readmissions by 20 percent "may be overambitious," according to a new  study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.   
Medicare Help At Home
By: Health Affairs Blog
Nine million community-dwelling Medicare beneficiaries-about one-fifth of all beneficiaries-have serious physical or cognitive limitations and require long-term services and supports (LTSS)  that are not covered by Medicare Gaps in Medicare coverage and the lack of integration of medical care and LTSS have serious consequences.
Interview with Kristin Paulson   
NRHI Collaborative Health Network
The "Ask Me Anything" interview series highlights how some "HealthDoers" are approaching the critical cultural shift in making end-of-life care not only routine, but also compassionate, dignified and a better experience for all involved.

Aging in Place
By:Jane Brody, New York Times
Rattled by drug price increases, hospitals seek ways to stay on guard
By: Brady Dennis, Washington Post
CMS Announces CPC+ Program
By:Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
In This Issue
Free Webinars!
The Impact of a Care Transitions Program on Hospital Readmissions 

Attend this webinar to learn about the  key components of a successful care transition program and

key outcomes variables that point to the success of the program. 


May 10, 2016

12:00-12:30 MDT

Register for Webinar! 

Comprehensive Primary Care Plus - Model Overview

Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative Plus (CPC+) team will provide an overview of the new model. Registration is required. 
May 11, 2016
2:00-3:00 MDT
Breaking News in Advance Care Planning: Vital Tools for Transitions

the revised and updated Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment and a best-practice model  are gaining traction. This webinar will bring you up to speed on all these changes.
May 20, 2016
11:00-12:00 MDT
Healthy Transitions Webinars Available 

Recordings and slides of our monthly webinars are located on the Webinar Archive page of the Healthy Transitions Colorado Website. 

Webinar Archives 

Let Your Voice Be Heard
Healthy Transitions Colorado is a collaborative effort, focused on aligning and accelerating existing efforts to improve transitions of care for Coloradans. Our guiding principles are simple - by working together to break down the silos of health care, we can foster true community care coordination across facilities, specialties, and practices.