Care Delivery

31 ways to save on healthcare in Connecticut’s budget

By Ellen Andrews | June 26, 2018

Connecticut’s state budget is facing future deficits and health spending is a large share of the budget. The state now…

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Rest of US catching up with CT – Medicaid managed care doesn’t work

By Ellen Andrews | May 29, 2018

Two Health Affairs blog posts highlight the disappointments states are having with their capitated Medicaid managed care programs. Managed care…

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Committee develops care plan best practices recommendations for Medicaid

By Ellen Andrews | February 27, 2018

The Complex Care Committee of CT’s Medicaid Council has made recommendations to DSS for careplans in the Medicaid program. The…

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CTNJ: Advocates must inform consumers of risks when the state won’t

By Ellen Andrews | February 26, 2018

This week, independent advocates launched PCMHPlusFacts.org, a campaign to give HUSKY members balanced information about an experimental, new payment model expanding…

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Corrected: Opt-ing out of PCMH+ isn’t easy, and that’s not evidence that PCMH+ works

By Ellen Andrews | February 15, 2018

Correction – The notice sent to PCMH Plus consumers in December 2016 included the accurate phone number to  call to…

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Webinar on new HIE for Connecticut

By Ellen Andrews | February 13, 2018

For years, Connecticut providers and payers have been begging for a functional Health Information Exchange (HIE). An HIE allows providers…

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Quality challenges remain in CT Medicaid PCMHs

By Ellen Andrews | July 19, 2017

Also at Friday’s meeting, DSS reported on a selection of quality results from 2015, highlighting concerns. The results compared quality…

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Community Care Teams addressing high-cost Medicaid member needs

By Ellen Andrews | October 26, 2015

Friday’s MAPOC Complex Care Committee meeting focused on Community Care Teams (CCTs) that collaborate across social service to help people…

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Advocates’ Medicaid Study Group offers recommendations for Medicaid shared savings reform

By Ellen Andrews | September 23, 2015

Over a dozen Connecticut independent consumer advocates representing diverse populations and issue areas spent the last several months diving deep…

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