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Rural Hospital Conference Presentations

Presentations from the Colorado Hospital Association's 2014 Rural Hospital Conference.
Date last upated: April 29, 2014

CHI delivered two presentations at the Colorado Hospital Association's 2014 Rural Hospital Conference. 

Health Care and Rural Colorado: Five Trends 

  • Colorado is aging and diversifying, but community trends differ.
  • Expect rapid growth in the health and wellness sector.
  • Cost control efforts are of increasing interest.
  • The insurance picture will continue to change.
  • Impacts of health reform are emerging. 

Through a Patient's Eyes: How Consumers Experience Colorado's Health Care System 

  • Most Coloradans say they have a usual source of care, but many report the system does not meet their needs.
  • Medicaid ACC patient experience survey data suggest:
    • Little regional variation 
    • Similar or slightly lower results compared to traditional FFS Medicaid •
    • Similar or slightly lower results compared to national average