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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Updated data from DSS call center – wait times are 107 and 105 minutes, not 2 minutes

By Ellen Andrews | May 21, 2018

In response to a Freedom of Information request, advocates learned last week that 56% of callers waiting to talk to…

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Medicaid missing data concerns

By Ellen Andrews | May 14, 2018

Friday’s Medicaid Council meeting focused on concerns with Veyo, the state’s new transportation contractor, and DSS operations performance, especially ongoing…

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State Scorecard finds CT does fairly well, but poorly in Avoidable Hospital Use and Cost

By Ellen Andrews | May 3, 2018

The latest Commonwealth Fund State Scorecard finds CT’s performance across our health system ninth among states, unchanged from last year.…

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Births to very young girls declining, CT rate low but towns vary

By Ellen Andrews | May 2, 2018

A new CDC analysis finds that births to girls ages 10 to 14 reached a record low in 2015 and…

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Thirty-one independent consumer advocates share concerns with SIM’s latest push for capitation

By Ellen Andrews | April 17, 2018

Despite the historic failures of capitation in Connecticut and beyond, our state’s SIM health planning office is continuing the drumbeat…

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CT life expectancy rising, but risks vary

By Ellen Andrews | April 12, 2018

A comprehensive, new analysis of public health outcomes, risks, and causes by state published in JAMA finds that life expectancy…

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Chartbook: Prescription drugs driving CT health costs across payers

By Ellen Andrews | March 7, 2018

According to a new Chartbook, prescription drugs are the largest driver of health costs in our state. We spend more…

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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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