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Connecticut Bill: Transparency Or Intrusion?

April 18, 2014
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Connecticut Bill: Transparency Or Intrusion?

By: Lisa Chedekel The state’s nursing homes call it excessive and intrusive. The Malloy administration calls it a move towards transparency. At issue is a proposed bill that would require nursing homes to disclose the financial status of any “related party” businesses that contract with the homes – such as associated companies that own...

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Autism Treatment For Under-Threes Is Key, But Diagnosis Is Tough

April 17, 2014
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Autism Treatment For Under-Threes Is Key, But Diagnosis Is Tough

By: Karen Weintraub Most children with autism are well past their fourth birthday by the time they’re diagnosed with the condition, according to new government data. Their parents and teachers may have raised red flags earlier, but it takes months or years to confirm suspicions with a formal diagnosis.  And therapy rarely starts without...

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Four Ct Nursing Homes Cited, One After Resident Dies

April 9, 2014
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Four Ct Nursing Homes Cited, One After Resident Dies

By: Kate Farrish Four nursing homes have been fined by the state Department of Public Health in connection with incidents in which one resident died, another was verbally abused and several female residents were touched inappropriately by a resident. On March 13, 2014, Ledge Crest Health Care Center in the Kensington section of Berlin...

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Feds Issue Rules To Protect Seniors Enrolled In Medicare Advantage Plans

April 8, 2014
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Feds Issue Rules To Protect Seniors Enrolled In Medicare Advantage Plans

By: Susan Jaffe UnitedHealthcare’s decision last fall to drop thousands of doctors from its Medicare Advantage plans in Connecticut and across the country has spurred Medicare officials to improve protections for seniors who lose their doctors. The new measures were announced late Monday along with a slight increase in next year’s payment rates to...

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