Welcome to 2016's first edition of The Pulse, an e-newsletter with the latest happenings at Doctors Care! Before launching into 2016, we'd like to share some of the highlights of an action-filled 2015. From board development to volunteer engagement, to dental services integration to successfully applying for a record number of grants, it was an amazing year for Doctors Care. Here are a few of our achievements from 2015:

* Recruited new board members and initiated committee structure.
* Began organization-wide practice transformation to team-based care.
* Implemented building improvements resulting in increased tenant income and reduced expenses.
* Increased volunteer engagement by 15%
* Held onsite Enrollment Event and Health Fair with ten partner organizations.

None of this would have been possible without the support of our amazing community partners, foundation and individual donors and volunteers who so generously gave their time and resources. We truly appreciate all of you! Your support allowed us to improve access to care and good health for nearly 4,000 low income individuals and families in South Metro Denver. Thank you!

Open Enrollment Update

Doctors Care Certified Health Coverage Guides just wrapped up a successful Open Enrollment period, assisting individuals and families with finding affordable health coverage. During this three month period, the team provided 429 appointments with 342 clients and completed 248 marketplace enrollments. A big thank you to this dedicated team of staff and volunteers!
The Need for Fair Medicaid Reimbursement

Doctors Care was recently profiled as one of five organizations that would be negatively impacted should the state of Colorado elect to reduce the current Medicaid reimbursement for primary care providers. This proposed cut in Medicaid reimbursements would impact Doctors Care and other primary care practices' ability to provide quality, affordable health care for those in need. Read more
An Animated Look at the Hospital Provider Fee Issue

The legislation and policy issue? How Colorado's Hospital Provider Fee interacts with the state's Taxpayer's Bill of Rights (TABOR). Click here for a short video that outlines the basics surrounding this hard-to-grasp topic.
February 2016
In This Issue
New and Improved Doctors Care Website

Doctors Care is proud to announce the launch of our new and improved website! 
We've given DoctorsCare.org  a brand-new fresh look with plenty of beautiful photos and a re-designed, easy-to-navigate layout. You'll find all the latest Doctors Care news and information, optimized to be easily viewed on your computer or mobile device. Click here to check out our new look!
Patient Story: Determination and Support Can Turn a Life Around

When Andy was 24 he was a homeless alcoholic with no insurance and a pregnant girlfriend. Because of extensive trauma in his life, along with his addiction issues, Andy was incapacitated and unable to leave the house. He heard about Doctors Care and came in, desperate for help. Read more about Andy's story and how he was able to find the help and support he needed at Doctors Care to make an amazing, life-changing transformation.