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ICER seeking nominations for New England evidence review council

By Ellen Andrews | November 9, 2023

The Institute for Economic and Clinical Review (ICER) is seeking nominations for new members to the New England Comparative Effectiveness…

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Book Club: We’ve Got You Covered

By Ellen Andrews | November 1, 2023

I wasn’t looking forward to reading yet another book promoting yet another idea to solve America’s broken healthcare system. But…

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CT Medicaid primary care redesign: Payment reform

By Ellen Andrews | October 12, 2023

Download the full report with sources Connecticut Medicaid is considering reforms to primary care delivery and payment. The CT Health…

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Analysis: Connecticut is doing something about healthcare costs, finally

By Ellen Andrews | June 9, 2023

I’ve long been a critic of our state’s inaction on controlling healthcare costs, but I may have to eat my…

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Op-Ed: This Is Why CT Can’t Lower Healthcare Costs

By Ellen Andrews | May 31, 2023

After years of deliberation, Connecticut’s state plan to cap healthcare costs has finally identified the drivers of those costs in…

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Analysis: How Brain Shortcuts Undermine Policymaking

By Ellen Andrews | April 29, 2023

Thinking is hard work. Adult brains are only 2% of our body weight, but they use 20% of our body’s…

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Op-Ed: Artificial Intelligence can be the solution, when it isn’t the problem

By Ellen Andrews | April 14, 2023

Legislators want the state to evaluate the growing role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in state agency decision making. As a…

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New standards to include health equity lens in effectiveness, fair pricing analyses

By Ellen Andrews | March 15, 2023

There is a growing consensus that healthcare systems can, unintentionally, exacerbate health disparities for underserved communities. There is a special…

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Insurance Committee passes bills prohibiting anti-competitive health system practices

By Ellen Andrews | March 14, 2023

This morning, the Insurance and Real Estate Committee approved two bills that  prohibit huge healthcare systems from using their monopoly…

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