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Health Care Issues in 2019: Kim Bimestefer, Department of Health Care Policy and Financing

April 17, 2019
Wednesday 11:45 AM
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Kim will discuss recent trends in the health care industry, including Medicaid enrollment trends, health care cost drivers, and challenges facing hospitals. She will also address the revenue and tax structure funding health care in Colorado, interactions between federal and state policy, and recent innovations and emerging ideas shaping the industry.

Kim's bio

Kim Bimestefer was appointed by Governor John Hickenlooper to serve as Executive Director
for the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing and was also
appointed by Governor Polis to continue in this role. As Executive Director, Ms. Bimestefer
oversees the operations and strategic direction of the Department, which administers Colorado
Medicaid (Health First Colorado), Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) and other Safety Net Programs.

Ms. Bimestefer earned her bachelor’s degree from Towson State University and her MBA from
Loyola College of Maryland. She is also a graduate of the Wright Management Group and
Darden School of Business, Executive Leadership Programs.

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