Updates on health policy in Connecticut

PCMH+ quality reports surprisingly underwhelming

At the MAPOC and Care Management committee meetings we finally received the promised quality evaluation of PCMH +’s first year. ...
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CT hospitals report $1.6 billion in community benefits, but most of that is claims of Medicaid underpayment

Yesterday’s Healthcare Cabinet meeting focused on CT nonprofit hospital community benefit reports to the IRS. Last year, CT hospitals claimed ...
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Advocates get no answers to questions about HUSKY experiment

Last month, a group of independent consumer advocates, the Medicaid Study Group, sent questions to DSS about the impact of ...
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Anthem keeps lion’s share of CT insurance market

The best-kept secret in CT healthcare – the Insurance Department’s Consumer Report Card on Managed Care Plans – is out ...
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Employer health benefit costs hit lowest wage workers hardest

The latest Kaiser Employer Health Benefits Survey found that nationally last year premiums for employer-sponsored health benefits rose by 3% ...
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Medicaid update: LTSS working to keep people out of nursing homes, hospitals

Friday’s Medicaid Council meeting focused on rebalancing long term services and supports allowing more members to stay at home, if ...
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CTNJ: CT uninsured rate up, especially for higher income households

New Census data on the uninsured is always a big event for policy types. This year most expected the numbers ...
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Another reason to be glad HUSKY fired managed care

New favorite quote – “If you have a dumb incentive system, you get dumb outcomes.” Charlie Munger, quoted by 46brooklyn ...
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CT hospital readmission penalties up for next year

Next year, Medicare will penalize CT hospitals by an average of 0.74% in readmission penalties and all CT hospitals will ...
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