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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 information hotlines for parents, better collaboration with pediatricians and more...

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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 ourselves as much as possible,” said Coplit, of Westport, who...

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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, Dr. Jonathan Foster, who is also an obstetrician, failed to detect the patient’s pregnancy before...

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