Updates on health policy in Connecticut

Déjà vu at Medicaid Council meeting

Friday’s Medicaid Council meeting focused on the controversialPCMH+ shared savings program reminding many observers of years of rosy DSS presentations ...
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Quality challenges remain in CT Medicaid PCMHs

Also at Friday’s meeting, DSS reported on a selection of quality results from 2015, highlighting concerns. The results compared quality ...
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ICER seeks comment on Value Framework Changes for Ultra-Rare Condition Treatments

The Institute for Clinical and Economic Review(ICER) has proposed adaptations to its value framework for very rare conditions. ICER is ...
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CT health provider capacity varies significantly

A new mapping and data tool from CMS allows web visitors to visualize the density of a range of health ...
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August CT Health Reform Dashboard – Medicaid concerns grow but continuing hope for drug costs

CT’s August Health Reform Dashboardremains mixed. Medicaid policy development and implementation remains mired in mistrust, rushing ahead without data, quality ...
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CT Medical Society standing up an HIE for the state

Miscommunication is blamed for thousands of deaths and billions of dollars in costs. One part of miscommunication involves providers not ...
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One in ten CT adults has high medical needs

Understanding high-need adults with complex conditions and their barriers to care are key to developing solutions that improve health and ...
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Early look at exchange premiums finds Hartford premium trends modest compared to other US cities

A Kaiser Foundation very early look at 2018 health insurance exchange monthly premium proposals, subject to change, across 21 US ...
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The Future of Medicine in the Human Genome Genomics — Making a difference in patients’ lives / By Mary Branham

From CSG-ERC’s Annual Meeting in Connecticut Mapping the first human genome in 2000 cost about $4 billion; today, it costs ...
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