Care Delivery

OHS primary care committee sharply critical of agency’s plan

By Ellen Andrews | November 30, 2021

In this month’s meeting of the Office of Health Strategy’s Primary Care Subgroup, patient and consumer advocates joined insurers raising…

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Response to OHS primary care capitation defense

By Ellen Andrews | November 15, 2021

Today, the CT Health Policy Project responded to a letter from the Office of Health Strategy regarding concerns from 25…

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Cost Cap primary care project only focusing on raising spending, not services

By Ellen Andrews | November 4, 2021

At the October 26th Primary Care Subgroup meeting, in response to questioning by a member, the Office of Health Strategy’s…

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Sign on letter voices deep concerns with primary care capitation

By Ellen Andrews | October 22, 2021

Today twenty-five independent advocates and providers signed a letter to the Office of Health Strategy opposing capitation of primary care…

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CTNJ op-ed: Patient-centered or doctor-centered? Primary care planning is off track

By Ellen Andrews | October 20, 2021

Several state agencies and their committees are planning to expand primary care in Connecticut – that’s a good thing. But…

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Connecticut hospital systems vary in reducing low-value care

By Ellen Andrews | October 7, 2021

A new report published in JAMA Internal Medicine on low-value care provided to Medicare beneficiaries at the health system level…

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Good and bad Medicaid PCMH, PCMH Plus updates

By Ellen Andrews | July 21, 2021

At today’s MAPOC Care Management Committee, we learned that Medicaid’s successful Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) program is growing and keeping…

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OHS committee considering dumbing down successful PCMH standards

By Ellen Andrews | June 24, 2021

Among other troubling plans, the Office of Health Strategy’s Primary Care Subgroup is considering four options to certify high-performing primary…

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New Medicaid homelessness prevention program shows promise

By Ellen Andrews | June 11, 2021

Starting August 1st, Medicaid members at risk of homelessness will have access to housing support services and subsidies through the…

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