Updates on health policy in Connecticut

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 ...
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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. ...
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Analysts predict CT would lose $7 billion under the American Health Care Act

A new analysis by the Urban Institute finds that per capita caps on federal Medicaid spending under the American Health ...
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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’ ...
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Doctor compensation continues to grow, Northeastern physicians about in the middle, Canadians higher

US physicians average $294 thousand in compensation this year, up from $206K in 2011 according to Medscape’s 2017 Physician Compensation ...
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April CT Health Reform Dashboard – temporary relief at federal level but troubling payment model returns (again and again and again)

CT’s April Health Reform Dashboard is somewhat more settled than last month – but that’s not a good thing. Efforts ...
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Mistrust in Connecticut health policymaking – Thoughtleaders, public weigh in on the problem and propose solutions

Connecticut health policymaking has trust issues. This year Connecticut health thoughtleaders rated trust among stakeholders at only 26 out of ...
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Study raises concerns about ACO “savings” and gaming the system

  A new study published in Health Affairs raises doubts about the effectiveness of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) to both ...
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CTNJ: CT health policy has trust issues

An OP-ED today in CT News Junkie describes the sorry level of mistrust in CT health policymaking. “Mistrust is pervasive ...
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