Updates on health policy in Connecticut

AccessHealthCT enrollment down in early numbers but 23% of CT uninsured could get bronze-level coverage with no premiums

There are affordable coverage options available for many CT uninsured but they need to apply soon. An analysis by the ...
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More press and a defense on YNHH, clinics plan for New Haven primary care

Both concerns and support were raised at the public hearing about the proposal to close Yale-New Haven’s primary care clinics, ...
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ICER seeking new members of comparative effectiveness panel

The Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) has opened nominations for their New England Comparative Effectiveness Public Advisory Council. ...
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Health Affairs: CHC, Inc. eConsult program saved on specialty care and improved access

This month’s Health Affairs includes a study on the effectiveness of eConsults for Medicaid members needing specialty care. Specialty referrals ...
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CTNJ: Analysis – Clinic plan could hit state budget, raise patient costs, increase barriers to access

Last week the state Office of Health Strategy held a public hearing on a plan to transfer 28,500 mostly Medicaid ...
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Lamont transition health committee first meeting

The Lamont transition policy committees held their first meeting in Willimantic yesterday. After public speeches, the committees began their work ...
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Public hearing on controversial YNHH primary care plan this week

The state Office of Health Strategy (formerly OHCA) will be holding a CON public hearing next Wednesday November 28th at ...
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Disability advocates register serious concerns with SIM primary care capitation plan

On Friday, thirty consumers and advocates for people with disabilities sent a letter to Vicki Veltri and Mark Schaefer, CT’s ...
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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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