Care Delivery

State approves controversial New Haven primary care move

By Ellen Andrews | August 19, 2019

Friday, the state Office of Health Strategy gave final approval Yale-New Haven’s application to move primary care for over 25,000…

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PCMH + risk scores suggest possible gaming or worse; Advocates call on DSS to delay expansion to protect members and taxpayers

By Ellen Andrews | August 12, 2019

A new analysis of PCMH + members’ risk scores finds unexplained increases compared to the control/comparison group that could signal…

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Coincidence? CT spends little on primary care, and we have high ED, preventable hospitalization rates

By Ellen Andrews | July 17, 2019

A new analysis finds that Connecticut, at only 3.5% of our health care dollars spent on primary care, is last…

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New tool makes Medicaid business case for CT to address obesity

By Ellen Andrews | June 21, 2019

Twenty nine percent of Connecticut children ages 5 to 17 are overweight or obese, according to the Department of Public…

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PCMHs in CT – not the “shiny new toy” anymore but moving forward improving care, controlling costs

By Ellen Andrews | June 18, 2019

Ten years ago, patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs) were exotic in Connecticut. PCMHs are one of the best documented innovations to…

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New PCMH + plans overlook past problems

By Ellen Andrews | June 14, 2019

Wednesday DSS and Mercer unveiled their thinking about plans for Wave 3 of PCMH Plus, Medicaid’s controversial shared savings program.…

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Advocates offer recommendations for Medicaid shared savings future

By Ellen Andrews | May 10, 2019

The first year of Connecticut Medicaid’s PCMH Plus experiment in shared savings was disappointing. The program cost the state at…

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Better, safer ideas to support primary care in Connecticut

By Ellen Andrews | April 25, 2019

Download the report Primary care is the foundation of the health system. It is, or should be, patients’ first interaction…

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SIM primary care capitation proposal gets another tepid reception

By Ellen Andrews | April 12, 2019

This week, SIM presented to the Healthcare Cabinet their proposal to capitate primary care, initially for Medicare members, but eventually…

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