CT health reform progress down again

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Unfortunately CT’s progress toward health reform dropped again this month to 26.2% this month, adding to last month’s dip. Growing ethics and transparency problems at SIM led the concerns. CT hospital’s continuing poor performance on Medicare readmissions, consolidation and loss of services across hospitals added to the drop. In good news, if adopted SIM’s underservice recommendations will help protect consumers in new payment models. While rushed, Medicaid redesign continues to listen to stakeholders but provider concerns about rate cuts are troubling. The CT health reform progress meter is part of the CT Health Reform Dashboard.