Updates on health policy in Connecticut

Medicaid update: Quality was rising through 2016, raising concerns about PCMH+

Friday’s MAPOC meeting focused on Medicaid quality and access information from CHNCT, DSS’s administrative contractor for the program. Across the ...
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CT suicide rate up, but it could be worse

The national suicide rate grew by 25% from 1999 to 2016 while CT’s rate grew by 19.2% over those years, ...
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CT and surrounding states provide better than average quality care to Medicaid members

CMS has published a new Medicaid/CHIP scorecard to promote accountability and transparency in states’ programs. The site allows comparisons of ...
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Rest of US catching up with CT – Medicaid managed care doesn’t work

Closeup of assorted coins. Two Health Affairs blog posts highlight the disappointments states are having with their capitated Medicaid managed ...
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PCMH+ update – DSS still plowing ahead despite lack of monitoring or evaluation

Despite DSS’s declaration that Wave 1 of PCMH Plus is a “substantial success”, there was nothing meaningful to support that ...
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CTNJ: Healthcare questions for Connecticut’s Next Governor

How will Connecticut’s next governor fix the state’s healthcare system? It’s a big job but they will have a lot ...
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Updated data from DSS call center – wait times are 107 and 105 minutes, not 2 minutes

In response to a Freedom of Information request, advocates learned last week that 56% of callers waiting to talk to ...
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ACA Medicaid expansion benefits to CT include fewer uninsured, lower ED use, access to behavioral healthcare

A new analysis by the CT Health Foundation outlines the “unqualified success” of CT’s HUSKY expansion. In 2010 CT was ...
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Medicaid missing data concerns

Friday’s Medicaid Council meeting focused on concerns with Veyo, the state’s new transportation contractor, and DSS operations performance, especially ongoing ...
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