Denver

1:37am

Wed October 3, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Medicare Dings Hospitals For Too Many Repeat Customers

Originally published on Wed October 3, 2012 8:14 am

Denver Health has a network of clinics to keep track of patients discharged from its hospital.
Denver Health

A paradox of American health care is that hospitals are sometimes rewarded for doing things badly.

Patients who are discharged, for example, shouldn't have to come right back because they got worse after getting home. But if they do come back, hospitals benefit because they can fill an empty bed and bill for more care.

The federal government says, in fact, that Medicare alone pays $17.4 billion a year for unnecessary return visits.

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7:29am

Sun September 30, 2012

5:36pm

Thu September 27, 2012
Politics

Personhood Backers Sue to Get on November Ballot

Colorado Personhood Coalition

Supporters of the personhood amendment filed a lawsuit Thursday in Denver District court as part of a last minute attempt to get the measure on the November ballot.

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2:18pm

Thu September 27, 2012
Arts & Culture

A Taste Of Iceland Brings Cultural, Culinary Delights To Denver

Nathan Heffel KUNC

When Iceland air announced it would start flying into Denver International Airport, Mayor Michael Hancock said the new route would generate more than $19 million in tourism spending.

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2:40pm

Sat September 22, 2012
Analysis

Week In News: Previewing The First Debate

Originally published on Sat September 22, 2012 2:54 pm

Transcript

JACKI LYDEN, HOST:

It's WEEKENDS on ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Jacki Lyden.

MITT ROMNEY: Eight percent unemployment for over, how many, 43 months right here in Las Vegas and in Nevada. You've seen housing prices bumping along the bottom, record numbers of foreclosures. These are tough times. We have a president who says he can't fix Washington. I can. I will lead. I'll get the job done.

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