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CT extends HUSKY B coverage for kids again, now through March

Connecticut officials have again extended health care coverage for more than 17,000 children and teenagers in the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), this time through March 31. The program is known as HUSKY B in Connecticut. Continue Reading →

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Medicare yet to save money with heralded payment model

A high-profile Medicare experiment pushing doctors and hospitals to join together to operate more efficiently has yet to save the government money, with nearly half of the groups costing more than the government estimated their patients would normally cost, federal records show. Continue Reading →

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Despite reservations, CT senators join in approving ‘doc fix’ bill

WASHINGTON — While they had reservations about some provisions of the bill, Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy joined an overwhelming majority in the U.S. Senate to approve a bill preventing a 21 percent cut in Medicare fees for doctors. Continue Reading →

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Public gets first look at health industry payments to doctors

WASHINGTON – Pharmaceutical companies and medical-device manufacturers paid more than $6 million to about 5,400 Connecticut doctors for various services during the last five months of 2013, a Connecticut Mirror examination of a newly released federal database shows. Though only a five-month snapshot, the new data provides the public with the ability to examine actual payments to their own doctors for the first time. We’ve made searching the Connecticut data easy. Continue Reading →

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