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Archive for June 2011

Webinar: NCQA Patient centered medical home standards update

Join us for a webinar Monday July 25th at 2pm to hear about NCQA’s updated standards for practices seeking recognition as patient-centered medical homes. The new standards emphasize organizing care around the patient and include integration of behavioral health care and care management, a standardized patient experience survey, and ensuring that patients and their families…

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Health care highlights in the 2011 legislative session

Health care took a leading role in this year’s legislative session. Health reform/pooling/SustiNet Health insurance exchange Paid sick days Value based health care for state employees Budget deal Insurance rate review UConn Health Center expansion

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Comments on federal ACO proposal, Changing Face of Medicaid

CMS has issued the proposed rule under national health reform to implement Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) for Medicare beneficiaries. ACOs are a new way of paying for health care, moving away from fee-for-service to paying for value. An ACO is a network of health care providers spanning the care spectrum paid to provide for all…

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Health insurance exchange bill passes Senate

Yesterday the Senate passed SB 921 creating the Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange. The Exchange, authorized under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), will create a standardized, understandable marketplace for consumers and small businesses to purchase health insurance. The Exchange must be operational by 2014 when the ACA’s individual mandate becomes effective. Individuals eligible for premium subsidies…

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