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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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Policymaker Issue BriefNo. 42 — Connecticut hospitals had access to over $128 million in free bed funds in 2006

By Ellen Andrews | February 6, 2008

Free bed funds at Connecticut hospitals were up $5.3 million in 2006 over the year before. Yale-New Haven and Hartford…

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