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Archive for March 2017

Large majority of CT hospitals and health systems making money

Last year, 23 of CT’s 28 hospitalsand half the 20 health systems made money last year. Collectively, CT’s 28 hospitals’ net margins (profits) totaled $877,878,858 last year. The biggest total winners were Dempsey/UConn at $286 million and Yale-New Haven netting $160 million. Waterbury Hospital lost the most money — $16.5 million or 7.6% of revenue.…

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Medicaid Council update – PCMH + and national Medicaid proposals

Friday’s MAPOC meeting started with an update about the shared savings experiment that covers 137,037 members and started January 1st. Contracts have been finalized with nine ACOs.   enrollment % of total NEMG/Yale 7,509 5.5% St. Vincent’s 18,086 13.2% Fairhaven HC 7,811 5.7% Cornell Scott-Hill HC 13,781 10.1% Generations Family HC 8,000 5.8% Southwest CHC…

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CT seventh in nation in Medicaid payments for opioid addiction treatment

While the opioid epidemic impacts all income levels, Medicaid is the largest source of behavioral health care and opioid addiction treatment. However that rate varies considerably by state, according to an analysis by STAT News. Connecticut Medicaid pays for 44.3% of opioid agonist (buprenorphine) prescriptions compared to the national average of 24.2%. Connecticut is just…

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Health reform dashboard reflects uncertainty, good and bad trends

March’s CT Health Reform Dashboard update reflects good, bad and uncertain policy movement in CT and DC. Most troubling is the level of mistrust among stakeholders in our state’s health system first recognized formally by out-of-state consultants to the Health Care Cabinet. This problem undermines even well-intentioned efforts to make progress, that otherwise would receive…

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