Griffin Health was paid a higher rate per COVID test than any other hospital that tested in nursing homes.
As mass vaccination centers take the lead in the COVID race, the push is on to reach the most vulnerable
While mass vaccination sites have helped overall vaccination rates, they have not reached the state’s most vulnerable populations.
‘There’s pain everywhere.’ Hospitals stand to lose $1.5 billion amid COVID-19 crisis
Federal bailout money won’t be enough to make up for revenue that has vanished since the pandemic began.
Hospitals, nonprofits tackle social determinants of health with digital network of providers
Doctors have long acknowledged that social factors like transportation and housing influence people’s health outcomes.
Small community hospitals struggle to avoid a downward spiral
Many in health care say joining larger systems is key to small hospitals’ survival. But some policymakers are wary of the trend, saying it can raise prices without necessarily improving quality. And leaders of the state’s few remaining independent community hospitals say their organizations are facing stresses that could jeopardize their viability.
As health care changes, can independent hospitals survive?
As large hospital systems have grown in Connecticut, the state now has just seven hospitals that are not part of a bigger system or in talks to join one. Are the remaining independents holding out for the right suitor? Or do they see a path forward as independent hospitals at a time when more hospital leaders are taking the opposite view?
Hospitals could face larger cut
The governor cut $192 million in Medicaid funding for hospitals last month, but the actual hit to hospitals could end up being 25 percent higher. The state is holding back additional payments that weren’t part of the cost-saving measure, and the governor’s budget office said decisions about whether to pay them will be “based on whether we have enough money to keep the budget in balance.”