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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Cover: Hard-fought legislative session adjourns
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Saturday, March 23, 2019
Relentless improvement
Specialty practice demonstrates high-value care while relentlessly pursuing continuous improvement in patient-centered care and cost reduction

Saturday, March 23, 2019
All eyes on costs

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