Coalition calls for transparency, public input on Yale L+M deal

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A broad coalition of consumer advocates, including the CT Health Policy Project, community leaders, caregivers, labor representatives, and providers has called on OHCA to engage the public and consider the community when implementing the unusual deal allowing Yale to purchase L+M hospital and physician group. In a letter to DPH, the coalition praised price caps but voiced concerns about other aspects of the deal including community investment and retention of vital services in Southeastern CT. Much of the deal’s success depends on the hiring of a genuinely independent monitor to ensure the price caps and other promises are meaningful. As Yale will be choosing and hiring the monitor, subject to DPH/OHCA approval, the coalition’s letter calls for public input into the choice of the monitor.