Connecticut lawmakers are already beginning to plan reforms that will target what experts have called a crisis.
The effort comes as the highly contagious Delta variant gains a stronger foothold in Connecticut and elsewhere.
The move drew praise from the industry, but the amount was far less than hospitals sought.
Rep. Rosa DeLauro slammed the new reporting requirement, saying it’s an attempt by the Trump administration to ‘hide’ COVID cases.
Many patients have returned, but hospitals are still struggling from months of lost revenue and added expenses.
Federal bailout money won’t be enough to make up for revenue that has vanished since the pandemic began.
More than half the beds at Greenwich Hospital are filled with COVID-19 patients. The picture is less clear elsewhere.
Connecticut hospitals are preparing for a surge of COVID-19 patients. But the state has fewer hospital beds than its neighbors.
“Connecticut is ready, and we’ve been ready for a while,” Gov. Ned Lamont said Wednesday.
Connecticut relied on nearly $2 billion from hospitals to help the state crawl out of the last recession. It won’t have that money when the next recession hits.
Hospital executives and the Lamont administration pulled back the curtain Friday on a proposed $1.8 billion settlement with Connecticut’s hospitals.
Connecticut hospitals will receive $1.8 billion in state and federal funds between now and 2026 to resolve a lawsuit that could have cost the state as much as $4 billion, according to details released Thursday by Gov. Ned Lamont.
The finances of Connecticut’s hospitals remained mostly unchanged in 2018, with slightly more hospitals turning a profit.
It’s taking longer than anyone expected for the state to reach a deal with hospitals. Here’s why.
Gov. Lamont and the Connecticut Hospital Association announced the settlement of a four-year-old industry lawsuit contesting a provider tax that has extracted billions of dollars since 2011.