Care Delivery

CT suicide prevention planning to save lives

By Ellen Andrews | November 6, 2020

Like the rest of the nation, deaths by suicide were rising in Connecticut even before the pandemic, according to the…

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US safe injection sites could save lives and save cities up to $4.35 million each year

By Ellen Andrews | October 6, 2020

Allowing safe sites for injecting opioids in the US would save lives and lower healthcare spending significantly for affected communities,…

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Half of current COVID hospital admissions are Medicaid members

By Ellen Andrews | July 13, 2020

Connecticut Medicaid has taken a serious hit from COVID. At Friday’s Medical Assistance Program Oversight Council meeting, we learned that…

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CTNJ: COVID Response Offers Opportunities for Connecticut’s Future Healthcare System

By Ellen Andrews | June 15, 2020

The pandemic has been tragic in both lives lost and economic damage, especially to low wage workers. Our already flawed…

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Share your ideas to support Connecticut health care coordination, access, and quality

By Ellen Andrews | April 29, 2020

The state is rushing to implement an expensive Health Information Exchange to access $48 million before a federal deadline. The…

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PCMH (no Plus) program continues to grow and improve care

By Ellen Andrews | January 10, 2020

At MAPOC’s Care Management Committee meeting Wednesday, the state provided the latest numbers from the successful Person-Centered Medical Home program.…

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Community health centers still struggle with ED visits

By Ellen Andrews | December 14, 2019

As in the past, Medicaid patients of Connecticut’s community health centers are far more likely to visit an ED than…

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Survey finds CT ACOs planning services for high need members

By Ellen Andrews | November 25, 2019

Similar to national results, a new survey of Connecticut Accountable Care Organizations for MAPOC’s Complex Care Committee by the CT…

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CTNJ Analysis: When Making Things Better Makes Things Worse: Algorithms, Data and Racial Bias

By Ellen Andrews | November 20, 2019

Unintended consequences are old news; so why are we surprised every time it happens? Computer programs developed to target care…

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