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APTA Colorado Co-Sponsors Legislative Reception On Thursday, Jan. 18

Posted: Jan. 10, 2018

APTA Colorado is among the nonprofit trade associations and professional societies sponsoring the 2018 Colorado Society of Association Executives' 2018 Legislative Reception.

The reception is Thursday, January 18, from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM at the William D. Barrow Building, Colorado Automobile Dealers Association, 290 E. Speer Boulevard, Denver, CO 80203.

APTA Colorado will join Colorado trade and professional association leaders, state elected officials, and media representatives for networking and relaxed discussions in an informal, after-hours setting.


West District Event - Jan. 13: Pain Science

Posted: December 14, 2017

When: January 13, 2018 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (registrations opens at 7:45 am); lunch will be provided
Where: SOAR Physical Therapy 2497 Power Ct # 10, Grand Junction, CO 81507
Regular pricing: December 14, 2017 - January 6, 2018
Late pricing: January 7, 2018 - January 13, 2018

APTA CO PT Member:         $209 (regular)   $259 (late)
APTA CO PTA Member:       $169 (regular)   $219 (late)
APTA CO Student Member:  $129 (regular)   $179 (late)
Non-member PT:                  $309 (regular)   $359 (late)
Non-member PTA:                $259 (regular)   $309 (late)
Non-member Student:           $189 (regular)  $239 (late)

Speakers: Dr. Emilio Puentedura, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT

Level 1 CE (8.0 hour) available

Register Here!


Gov. Hickenlooper Appoints Kim Bimestefer As Executive Director Of Colorado’s Department Of Health Care Policy & Financing

Posted: Jan. 2, 2018

DENVER —  Gov. John Hickenlooper announced today that Kim Bimestefer will be the next executive director of the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Financing. Health Care Policy & Financing administers Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid Program) and the Child Health Plan Plus as well as a variety of other programs serving more than 1.3 million Coloradans.

“Kim is an experienced health care leader and innovator,” said Gov. John Hickenlooper. “We are fortunate to have someone with Kim’s tenure of leading health care organizations join our team.”

Bimestefer most recently ran her own consulting company, helping organizations navigate the many changes facing the health care industry. She was president and general manager of Cigna Mountain States and chair of Cigna Healthcare of Colorado from 2012-2016. Bimestefer also founded and then spent 10 years as president and general manager for Cigna’s Taft-Hartley & Federal Business Segment. She began her health care career at a nonprofit insurance company in 1988, rising to a board-appointed officer overseeing about half the company’s membership and revenue.

“I look forward to collaborating with the health care industry and being part of an incredible team that is passionate about serving Colorado’s most vulnerable citizens and committed to improving the health of Colorado,” said Kim Bimestefer.

Bimestefer has been active in the Colorado Forum, Colorado Concern, and the Colorado Women’s Chamber. She served on many boards including the Colorado Association of Health Plans, the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation, the American Heart Association, and the Precious Child Advisory Board. She also has chaired several community events, such as the American Cancer Society’s CEOs against Cancer.

She earned her bachelor’s degree from Towson State University and her MBA from Loyola College of Maryland.

Bimestefer’s appointment is effective Jan. 8, 2018.


December 18th Medicaid interChange Update

Posted: December 21, 2017

Following is the December 18th Dept. of Health Care Policy & Financing (HCPF) update for PTs re: the new DXC Medicaid interChange system. The APTA Colorado chapter has formed a group of APTA members who are communicating directly with HCPF and DXC to resolve enrollment and payment issues. Members login to read the full update


Colorado Court Upholds Dry Needling By PTs; Chapter President Lauds 'Very Positive' Outcome

Posted: December 21, 2017
DENVER - The Colorado Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association was very pleased to receive the opinion and order from the Denver District Court, under presiding District Judge A. Bruce Jones, that the lawsuits seeking judicial review or a declaratory judgement against physical therapists performing dry needling in Colorado have been denied. The ruling was entered 12-12-2017 at 11:51 a.m.  Members, login to view the full story. Not a member? Please join us.
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