Care Delivery

Webinar: Improved prescribing through education and reporting

By Ellen Andrews | February 2, 2024

Connecticut providers and payers are struggling to find ways to address prescription costs and the quality of prescribing. Hear how…

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Making it work: Connecting medical and social care in Waterbury

By Ellen Andrews | January 25, 2024

As healthcare costs skyrocket, policymakers are searching for ways to improve the social drivers of poor health with little success.…

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CT smoking costs total $4.9 million over a lifetime

By Ellen Andrews | January 17, 2024

A new analysis by Nerd Wallet finds that smokers in Connecticut cost an extra $4.9 million over a lifetime or…

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Comments on Medicaid maternity bundle plans

By Ellen Andrews | January 10, 2024

DSS is planning to move Medicaid payments for maternity services to a per-person bundle from the current fee-for-service arrangement. They…

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Analysis: Healthcare defies softening labor market

By Ellen Andrews | December 1, 2023

The post-COVID hot labor market is cooling in Connecticut and across the US. While some industries are still seeking qualified…

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CT Medicaid Primary Care Redesign: What the Evidence Says Part 4: Better, Safer Options

By Ellen Andrews | November 21, 2023

Download the full report with sources Connecticut Medicaid is considering reforms to primary care delivery and payment. The CT Health…

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CT Medicaid primary care redesign: Payment reform

By Ellen Andrews | October 12, 2023

Download the full report with sources Connecticut Medicaid is considering reforms to primary care delivery and payment. The CT Health…

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CT primary care redesign: What the evidence says

By Ellen Andrews | September 12, 2023

Early in 2023, Connecticut’s Department of Social Services (DSS) embarked on an ambitious planning process to make significant changes to…

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Analysis: CT State Employee Health Plan Tied for Richest in US

By Ellen Andrews | July 25, 2023

Last year, Connecticut’s health plan for current state employees and their dependents covered 98% of the costs of that care,…

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