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More Than 90 Percent Of CT Hospitals Face Readmissions Penalties

August 26, 2015
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More Than 90 Percent Of CT Hospitals Face Readmissions Penalties

By: Lisa Chedekel All but one of Connecticut’s acute-care hospitals will lose Medicare reimbursement in 2015-16 as a penalty for high readmissions of discharged patients, new federal data show. The penalties against 28 hospitals mean Connecticut has one of the highest percentages nationally – more than 90 percent — of hospitals facing Medicare reductions....

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Early Childhood Health Targeted As Path To Better Education

August 24, 2015
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Early Childhood Health Targeted As Path To Better Education

 By: Jodie Mozdzer Gil Experts are focusing more money and attention on the health of young children in Connecticut in an effort to prepare them to be successful in school later on. The efforts include developmental screenings at child care centers, home visits and...

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East Meets West: Acupuncture Said To Boost Pregnancy Rates

August 22, 2015
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East Meets West: Acupuncture Said To Boost Pregnancy Rates

By: Magaly Olivero For Maria Coplit, the decision to use traditional and laser acupuncture to complement her high-tech fertility treatments seemed like a “no brainer,” especially after experiencing the toll of multiple miscarriages while trying to have a second child. “We decided to empower...

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Officials Take Action Against Pension Advance Firms For Deceiving Customers

Companies Hid Loan Interest Rates and Fees and Deceived Consumers About Other Terms of the Deal The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) have filed a lawsuit in federal court against...

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Waterbury Doctor Fined For Unknowingly Removing Uterus Of Pregnant Woman

August 19, 2015
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Waterbury Doctor Fined For Unknowingly Removing Uterus Of Pregnant Woman

By: Kate Farrish A prominent Waterbury gynecologist was fined $5,000 by the state Medical Examining Board Tuesday for mistakenly performing a laparoscopic hysterectomy on a patient who he did not know was pregnant, state records show. In January 2011,...

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Attorneys General Want Federal Pressure Against For-profit Colleges To Repay Student Loans

August 18, 2015
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AG Jepsen Joins Multistate Effort Supporting Victims of Predatory For-profit Schools Eleven state attorneys general advocate for ease and clarity for students seeking to discharge loans after being victimized Attorney General George Jepsen today joined with 10 fellow attorneys...

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Calcium Poses No Increased Risk Of Cardiac Ailments In Women

August 13, 2015
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Calcium Poses No Increased Risk Of Cardiac Ailments In Women

By: Cara Rosner Despite studies that may have turned off older women from taking calcium supplements, experts and new findings say there is no increased risk of having cardiovascular problems – if women communicate with their doctors and take...

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Citizens Bank Fined For Ripping Off Customers

August 12, 2015
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Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) took action against Citizens Bank for failing to credit consumers the full amounts of their deposited...

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Derby Pain Clinic Terminated From Medicaid Program

August 11, 2015
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Derby Pain Clinic Terminated From Medicaid Program

By: Lisa Chedekel The state has barred practitioners at a Derby pain clinic, including a high-prescribing nurse, from participating in the Medicaid program because of improprieties in treatment and oversight. Documents from the Department of Social Services (DSS) show...

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