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HUSKY rate audit released

By Ellen Andrews | June 3, 2009

The audit of large rate increases granted to the HUSKY HMOs last year has been released. Accounting firm Milliman found…

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Ten Ways to Save Money and Improve Health Care Quality

By Ellen Andrews | February 7, 2009

For Ten Ways to Save Money that Improve Quality in CT’s Health Care – so we don’t have to cut…

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Comptroller announces cost-saving health program for municipalities

By Ellen Andrews | April 2, 2008

Today Comptroller Nancy Wyman is announcing a new venture from her office that could save CT cities and towns tens…

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Office of Health Care Advocate saved over $4 million for CT consumers in 2007

By Ellen Andrews | March 17, 2008

For every dollar spent on the Office of Health Care Advocate (OHA), $4.42 was returned to CT consumers in health…

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PCCM Update

By Ellen Andrews | February 22, 2008

At yesterday’s Appropriations’ Human Services Subcommittee meeting, DSS reported on progress toward implementing a pilot Primary Care Case Management program…

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Geographic Variation in Health Care Spending

By Ellen Andrews | February 18, 2008

In a recent report, the Congressional Budget Office found that Medicare spending varies significantly by geographic region, even after controlling…

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Governor’s proposal to cut interpreters faces opposition

By Ellen Andrews | February 18, 2008

An article on ctnewsjunkie.com reports on Friday’s press conference by legislators opposing Governor Rell’s proposal to cut $4.7 million for…

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Two studies question cost effectiveness of prevention and treatment

By Ellen Andrews | February 15, 2008

A recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine challenges the dogma that prevention always pays. This is especially…

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Policymaker Issue Brief No. 43 – 2008 Upcoming Health Issues for Connecticut

By Ellen Andrews | February 15, 2008

CT will face some important health policy issues this year including HUSKY, Medicaid, Charter Oak and Covering the Uninsured. For…

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