Care Delivery

CT hospital readmission penalties higher than US, again

By Ellen Andrews | November 1, 2022

Even with an eased formula due to COVID, all but one acute care Connecticut hospital will be penalized by Medicare…

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Primary care spending boost and capitation didn’t work in private plans either

By Ellen Andrews | September 19, 2022

The big idea circulating in some CT health policy circles to control the costs of healthcare is to boost primary…

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DSS’s new patient survey has little to say

By Ellen Andrews | April 27, 2022

DSS’s consultants reported on the results from their new patient experience/satisfaction survey for PCMH Plus members at this month’s MAPOC…

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Book Club: The Long Fix

By Ellen Andrews | April 12, 2022

I’ve been avoiding reading The Long Fix: Solving America’s Health Crisis with Strategies that Work for Everyone by Vivian Lee.…

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CTNJ: Fact Check Shows That Raising Primary Care Spending Doesn’t Lower Total Healthcare Costs

By Ellen Andrews | April 7, 2022

The Office of Health Strategy and their consultants have asserted that it is critical to double spending on primary care…

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COVID’s lessons — and what we can do about them

By Ellen Andrews | March 28, 2022

COVID exposed Connecticut’s underlying health disparities to new audiences, receiving a lot of public attention. But what have we learned?…

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Fact Check: Does OHS’s Primary Care Roadmap include capitation? Yes, 31 times

By Ellen Andrews | March 16, 2022

In the Insurance Committee’s March 1st public hearing on HB-5042, advocates stated that the Office of Health Strategy’s Primary Care…

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New Cost Cap industry-driven committee gets going

By Ellen Andrews | January 6, 2022

Members of the Office of Health Strategy’s (OHS) latest committee to drive down the growth in Connecticut’s healthcare spending moved…

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FAQs on OHS’s Primary Care Roadmap

By Ellen Andrews | January 3, 2022

Download the FAQs here Connecticut’s Office of Health Strategy has developed a Primary Care Roadmap to support primary care in…

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