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Handful Of Connecticut Prescribers Responsible For Large Share Of Opioids

November 15, 2016
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Handful Of Connecticut Prescribers Responsible For Large Share Of Opioids

By Lisa Chedekel Ten Connecticut prescribers, including a Derby nurse who is at the center of a federal kickback probe, were responsible for more than 23 percent of the state’s Medicare spending on opioids in 2014, suggesting that the largest share of those prescriptions is concentrated among a small number of clinicians. Recently released...

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Medical Errors Decline In Connecticut By 3 Percent In 2015

November 4, 2016
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Medical Errors Decline In Connecticut By 3 Percent In 2015

By Cara Rosne Connecticut hospitals reported increases in patient deaths or serious injuries due to falls and medication errors in 2015 compared to 2014, but an overall drop in “adverse events,” according to a new state report. The report, by the Department of Public Health (DPH), shows that the total number of medical errors...

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Health Insurance Open Enrollment Brings Fewer Options, Higher Premiums In Connecticut

October 25, 2016
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Health Insurance Open Enrollment Brings Fewer Options, Higher Premiums In Connecticut

By Cara Rosner Consumers can begin shopping for 2017 health insurance through Access Health CT (AHCT) starting Nov. 1, but they will encounter fewer options and steeper prices than in previous years. Now in its fourth year, the state’s health insurance marketplace looks different than it has in the past. Most notably, it has...

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Connecticut Med Board Fines Two Docs, Asks For Stiffer Penalty For New Haven Doctor

September 21, 2016
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Connecticut Med Board Fines Two Docs, Asks For Stiffer Penalty For New Haven Doctor

By Kate Farrish The state Medical Examining Board Tuesday fined two doctors for inappropriately prescribing drugs and rejected a New Haven doctor’s $5,000 fine, saying it was too lenient. The board fined Dr. Jeffrey S. Miller of Torrington $5,000 and reprimanded him. A consent order said that for several years, he prescribed hydrocodone with...

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