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Advocacy
Friday, November 30, 2018
EYEPAC prowess »
We know that you count on CSEPS to advocate for your priorities. EYEPAC, the CSEPS political action committee, was ve...
Tuesday, October 9, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
EYEPAC endorsements: 2018 »
EYEPAC, the CSEPS political action committee, has  endorsed 30 candidates  for the 2018 state general election i...
Tuesday, March 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
No coverage for anesthesia for cataract surgery by Anthem: CSEPS joins AAO in opposition »
On March 12 CSEPS signed onto a letter by the American Academy of Ophthalmology opposing a new payment guidance instituted...
Monday, December 11, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Post your charges: New law starts in 2018 »
Physicians must post their prices for at least the fifteen most common health care services provided beginning January 1,...
Monday, December 11, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Stephen Petty, MD, is 2017 AAO Outstanding Humanitarian »
Colorado’s Stephen Petty, MD, received the prestigious Outstanding Humanitarian Award from the American Academy of Ophthal...
Friday, June 30, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Time is short and opposition mounts against IPAB »
The fight continues against the threat of arbitrary payment cuts to physician services by a non-elected panel of bureaucr...
Friday, June 9, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Fighting against MedPAC Part B Drug Payment Model »
CSEPS joined 269 other organizations in a large coalition to voice concerns with recently recommended policies by MedPAC t...
Tuesday, May 16, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CSEPS advocates for regulatory relief »
CSEPS has heard from many eyeMDs regarding the administrative burdens they face in implementing and complying with the gov...
Thursday, February 9, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Anthem-Cigna Merger Blocked »
Anthem-Cigna merger blocked A federal judge has blocked the proposed $54 billion mega-merger between Anthem and Cigna....
Monday, January 23, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Aetna-Humana Merger Blocked »
On January 23 federal judge John D. Bates blocked the proposed Aetna-Humana merger. The judge found that the merger would...
Wednesday, November 9, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
2016 Legislative Update »
THE MILE HIGH MEMO Political News & Updates from The Howes Group *Election Results Special Edition* Check...
Sunday, August 7, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
November ballot initiatives: CSEPS positions on tobacco tax and ColoradoCare »
Coloradans will vote on a number of important constitutional amendments in this fall’s general election. CSEPS has taken o...
Thursday, July 21, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
CSEPS opposes ColoradoCare (Amendment 69) »
The CSEPS board of directors discussed ColoradoCare during their July meeting and unanimously voted to oppose it. Co...
Thursday, July 21, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
DOJ blocks health plan mega mergers »
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) issued lawsuits today in an effort to block the proposed mega-mergers between Anthem...
Tuesday, May 3, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Opposing Medicare Part B payment model »
CSEPS joined almost 30 other Colorado organizations in a letter to the Colorado Congressional delegation urging them to in...
Tuesday, May 3, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
CSEPS joins fight to oppose health plan mega-mergers »
Four of the five largest health plans in the state have announced their intentions to merge and CSEPS is actively opposed....
Thursday, March 24, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
AAO leads fight against CMS' reduction in glaucoma and retina payments »
The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) is leading the fight against the inappropriate and unsupported reductions in p...
Thursday, March 10, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Governor signs eye drop early refill bill into law »
Governor Hickenlooper signed the eye drop early refill bill last night.  HB16-1095  requires health insurance p...
Wednesday, February 24, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Early eye drop refill bill passes Senate onto Governor »
The Colorado Senate unanimously passed HB16-1095  this morning and sent it onto the Governor. The House of Represe...
Tuesday, February 23, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Early eye drop refill bill moving through Senate »
HB16-1095  (Concerning Health Insurance Coverage for Early Refills of Prescription Eye Drops) was unanimously...
Tuesday, February 2, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Eye drop refill bill advances out of committee »
The CSEPS championed early eye drop refill bill ( HB16-1095 ) passed out of the House Health, Insurance and Environmen...
Thursday, January 21, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Early eye drop refill bill introduced »
Patients suffering from glaucoma and other degenerative eye diseases are required to use daily eye medication. Often presc...
Friday, June 26, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Legislative alert: One size doesn’t fit all treatments »
Without delay please contact Sens. Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner to encourage them to sign onto a letter being circu...
Thursday, April 23, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
SB 259 Out-of-Network Health Care Provider Charges Bill Defeated »
Thanks to a surge of grassroots advocacy by ophthalmologists and other physicians around the state, Senate Bill 259 by Sen...
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Congress votes to repeal SGR »
CSEPS expresses our sincere gratitude to all of the physician advocates who participated in a successful grassroots advoca...
Thursday, March 26, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
ALERT: U.S. House passes bill that would abolish SGR »
Tell Colorado senators to lead the push through the Senate Medicine witnessed a pivotal moment Thursday...
Wednesday, February 18, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Alert: E&M reimbursement increase delayed »
The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) released a bulletin alerting physicians that the higher...
Wednesday, February 18, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
HCPF recommends rate increases for retinal service codes »
The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) released their final recommendations for targeted rate...
Saturday, February 14, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
FDA releases draft guidance that allows repackaging of Bevacizumab »
Following strong advocacy efforts by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Food and Drug Administration released draf...
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
2014 Election Cycle: EyeMD Priorities »
By Dick Brown, CSEPS Lobbyist We are in the home stretch of the 2014 election cycle. Yes, that means that the end of al...
Thursday, May 1, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Legislative update »
By Dick Brown, CSEPS lobbyist Monday, April 28, marks the 111th day of the 2014 Legislative Session - at the end of...
Thursday, May 1, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Federal advocacy: CSEPS leaders press for change in Washington, D.C. »
CSEPS physician leaders Drs. David Johnson and Alan Kimura took to Capitol Hill during the second week of April to push fo...
Thursday, May 1, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
CSEPS pushes for changes to insurance exchange 90-day grace period »
CSEPS joined the Colorado Medical Society and 10 other organizations to encourage Colorado Commissioner of the Division of...
Saturday, March 1, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
2014 legislative session: Midway mark »
Saturday, March 8 marks the halfway point of the 120-calendar day session. Both houses are completing work on their bills...
Saturday, March 1, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Action alert: Physician involvement needed to advance SGR repeal »
The Colorado Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons is supporting the efforts of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, al...

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