Communications

Through our articles, resources and multiple communications CMS offers ongoing educational services to its members and their practices.

Efforts to reform the health care system intensified in 2017 with legislation focused on repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act. While federal reform efforts have stalled, the debate has generated sparked renewed calls to make the system work for Colorado and the nation.

Future federal health care reform, in whatever form it takes, requires ongoing physician participation and leadership to help reshape the broken health care system. CMS has pressed the case for health system reform in Colorado for years and we are committed to working with physicians and patients to find ways to improve cost effectiveness and quality of care for all Coloradans.

CMS continues to actively champion physician priorities with the Colorado congressional delegation and beyond. At CMS we strive to translate the seismic changes that are occurring across the systems and how they will affect the profession of medicine. The following links provide more information about recent activities:

Policy analyses

CMS member surveys

Colorado Health Policy Coalition letter - 6/22/2017 (CMS co-signed)

Other information

If you would like more information about health care reform then please contact Chet Seward in the CMS office.

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Sunday, July 01, 2018
Losing patience
Denver Metro Chamber brings business community together to tackle rising costs of health care


Thursday, March 01, 2018
Health care costs
New study shows Colorado’s health care costs are 17 percent higher than other states


Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Apply for cohort 3 by Jan. 19: Last chance to participate in SIM
Practices must start application by Jan. 19 and finish by Jan. 24


Monday, January 01, 2018
State Innovation Model
SIM helps providers move beyond the theory of health reform


Monday, January 01, 2018
Cover: 10 drivers of change in 2018


Wednesday, November 01, 2017
2017 CMS Annual Meeting - Health care reform
Speakers examine health reform efforts underway


Saturday, July 01, 2017
Federal health care reform
CMS leaders meet with Sen. Cory Gardner to urge thoughtful health care reform


Monday, May 01, 2017
2017 all-member survey
Members express clear desire to overhaul health care delivery system in Colorado


Monday, May 01, 2017
Member perspectives
Physicians answer five questions about health care reform


Monday, May 01, 2017
Thoughts from Capitol Hill
CMS president-elect expresses concerns to Colorado Senators Bennet and Gardner


Monday, May 01, 2017
What’s next in health reform?
Predicting the future of federal health care reform through the repeal-and-replace debate


Monday, May 01, 2017
2017 health system reform survey
Members prefer to preserve the individual mandate and Medicaid expansion



Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Colorado working together
CMS joins Colorado coalition on federal health care reform, advocates for Colorado physicians