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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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

Wednesday, January 04, 2017
Working for Colorado physicians on federal health care reform
A message from Dr. Katie Lozano

Tuesday, November 03, 2015
Division of Insurance approves 2016 health insurance plans
Twenty carriers to offer 1,073 plans

Sunday, November 01, 2015
Transforming clinical practice
New opportunity to communicate, connect and deliver care

Sunday, November 01, 2015
Health care costs
CMS task force informs state commission on cost drivers

Tuesday, September 01, 2015
Health care reform
Changing how care is delivered and paid for – the time is now!

Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Health care costs
Q&A with Jeffrey Cain, MD, CMS representative to the Colorado Commission on Affordable Health Care

Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Network adequacy
What's next for out-of-network charges and managed care reform