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Waterford And Bridgeport Eye Surgery Centers Fined For Operating On Wrong Eyes

December 8, 2011
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Waterford And Bridgeport Eye Surgery Centers Fined For Operating On Wrong Eyes

Written by Theresa Sullivan Barger Eye surgery facilities in Bridgeport and Waterford have been fined for performing surgery in the wrong eyes of patients, neglecting to notify the patients of the error and failing to report the mistake to state authorities. Constitution Eye Surgery Center East in Waterford was fined $2,500 and the Robbins...

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Ct Medicaid May Require Approval For Some Cancer Drugs

November 28, 2011
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Ct Medicaid May Require Approval For Some Cancer Drugs

Written by Colleen Shaddox A state panel wants doctors to get prior authorization before prescribing certain chemotherapy drugs to Medicaid patients. Advocates say that this will create dangerous delays in getting low-income cancer patients appropriate treatment.  The state insists that doctors will get prescribing authorization rapidly. A governor-appointed Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee advises the...

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Connecticut Hospitals Face Penalties For Continued High Readmissions

November 27, 2011
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Connecticut Hospitals Face Penalties For Continued High Readmissions

Written by Lisa Chedekel Patients treated for pneumonia at four Connecticut hospitals have ended up readmitted to the hospital within 30 days at rates significantly higher than the national average—a lapse that the federal government considers costly and potentially harmful, and that could lead to Medicare penalties beginning in 2012. Two of the hospitals...

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South Windsor, Stamford, Waterford, and Trumbull Nursing Homes Face Fines For Care Lapses

November 22, 2011
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South Windsor, Stamford, Waterford, and Trumbull Nursing Homes Face Fines For Care Lapses

by Lisa Chedekel A South Windsor nursing home faces an $865 fine from the state Department of Public Health for several lapses in patient care, including failing to properly address significant weight loss in two residents and failing to act on a complaint that a resident had been hit by a nurse’s aide. The...

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