The Office of State Comptroller has released a Request for Information for data, support, chronic care coordination and monitoring services to support the new Health Enhancement Program. The RFI includes questions about medical management, care management, call center, physician support, data exchange, quality management, privacy & security, information technology, outcomes, and wellness support. Please share…

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The New England Comparative Effectiveness Public Advisory Council (CEPAC) will hold our next meeting here in CT — December 6th from 10am to 4pm at the Legislative Office Building. Too many new (and expensive) treatments and technologies are adopted and gain wide use before a careful analysis of their effectiveness in treating the condition and/or…

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News outlets are reporting that LHP Hospital Group, the for-profit Texas company planning to purchase both Waterbury and St. Mary’s Hospitals, has sent a letter threatening to pull out of the deal unless the three sides came to agreement by last Friday. The plan was to merge the two hospitals in a new facility. One…

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If you live in CT and are insured through Golden Rule, now also known as United Healthcare’s United HealthOne; you should read the State of Connecticut’s Insurance Department notice # 509542, dated 8/17/2012. Read more in today’s CT Health Exchange Watch blog by Tony Pinto.

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In case you’re wondering why you don’t hear insurance companies complaining about Obamacare; it’s because they are big winners and don’t want to rock the boat. Read more in Tony Pinto’s blog on CT Health Exchange Watch.

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The CT Office of Health Care Advocate will hold a public hearing on access to mental health and substance abuse prevention, treatment and coverage to assess the need for changes to state and federal laws. The hearing will feature guest speaker Carol McDaid, Principal, Capitol Decisions, Inc. Ms. McDaid led the Parity NOW Coalition that…

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