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Federal Report Finds Wide Disparities Among Medicare Recipients

May 1, 2016
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Federal Report Finds Wide Disparities Among Medicare Recipients

By Lisa Chedekel Blacks and Hispanics are less likely than whites to get flu vaccines, have a preventive health care visit, or receive follow-up care after being hospitalized for a mental health disorder, according to a first-of-its kind federal report that looks at health disparities among people on Medicare Advantage plans. “While these data...

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Orange Hospice Facility Ordered To Hire Consultant, Fined

April 28, 2016
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Orange Hospice Facility Ordered To Hire Consultant, Fined

By Cara Rosner The state has fined an Orange hospice facility $2,500 and ordered it to bring in an independent nurse consultant after inspections at the facility last year uncovered nearly two dozen violations. Compassus – Greater Connecticut entered into a consent order with the state Department of Public Health (DPH) on April 8...

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Life In Italy ‘Devastating’ For Deported Ct Army Veteran

April 25, 2016
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Life In Italy ‘Devastating’ For Deported Ct Army Veteran

By Peggy McCarthy From his kitchen table in Italy via Skype, deported U.S. Army veteran Arnold Giammarco said the years apart from his family have been “devastating.”“It’s tough,” said Giammarco, a legal non-citizen veteran of the Army and National Guard, during a Skype interview with C-HIT.  He was deported in November 2012 for nonviolent...

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New Report Cites Long Wait Times For VA Primary Care

April 20, 2016
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New Report Cites Long Wait Times For VA Primary Care

By Lisa Chedekel Some newly enrolled veterans seeking a primary care appointment at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) wait more than 90 days before they see a provider, and the agency’s way of calculating wait times understates them, according to a new report by a government watchdog office. “This most recent work on...

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