The plan involves working with a nonprofit organization that buys medical debt from hospitals at extreme discounts and then cancels the debt.
CT inspectors found residents at the Athena-owned nursing home left in their beds for hours and in unsanitary conditions.
The nursing homes asked for $193 million more to help sustain struggling elder care facilities. But legislators want more transparency.
Legisladores están explorando estrategias de contratación y retención para aumentar el número de empleados.
CT legislators will look at mandated nurse staffing ratios, mandatory overtime and examining recruitment and retention strategies.
CT legislative leaders say parental notification bills are unlikely to be successful this year, but advocates want to “get a dialogue going.”
The finding indicated that CT officials found conditions at the Newtown nursing home that could cause serious harm or death.
Athena Health Care Systems, one of the biggest long-term care providers in CT, has come under scrutiny in three New England states.
CT lawmakers last year approved an expansion of Medicaid to those 12 and younger regardless of immigration status. It went into effect Jan. 1.
Advocates hope CT lawmakers expand HUSKY eligibility, address staffing shortages in health care, improve mental health resources and more.
With a growing number of people getting long COVID, treatment programs have launched in CT and elsewhere to help people manage the symptoms.
Some who are immunocompromised or who care for an at-risk loved one are at higher risk now as COVID restrictions begin to fall away.
Pressure is mounting on legislators to tackle the escalating cost of health care, to expand access to care and more in the upcoming session.
Health officials are urging people to don masks indoors and consider the well-being of others as they go about the seasonal bustle.
Andrea Barton Reeves, of the CT Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Authority, will replace Gifford at the Department of Social Services.