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When Coloradans Face Medical Debt . . . and Debt Collectors

In a collaborative investigation that included KFF Health News, The Colorado Sun, 9News, and others, the UCHealth (UCH) system has come under criticism for the volume of overdue patient billings that it turns over to collection agencies. A specific criticism is that this process typically keeps UCHealth’s name off collections documents and related legal paperwork, which critics say lacks appropriate transparency.

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Coloradans Should Be Alert to “Freezing” and Other Signs of a Ministroke

Medical experts say moments like the one Mitch McConnell experienced are not something to be brushed off as insignificant, even though such episodes can be very short-lived and the person seems back to normal fairly quickly. These freezes are referred to as events of altered mental status. They are neurological phenomena that in most cases call for a mental status exam. Some experts questioned why McConnell wasn’t taken to a hospital for evaluation to assess his overall cognitive and behavioral state.

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