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14 Connecticut Hospitals Penalized For Infection Rates, Injuries

January 5, 2017
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14 Connecticut Hospitals Penalized For Infection Rates, Injuries

By Cara Rosner Nearly half of Connecticut hospitals – 14 out of 31 – will lose a portion of their Medicare payments in 2017 as a penalty for having too many patients who acquired preventable infections and injuries while hospitalized. The hospitals are among 769 nationwide that will lose one percent of their Medicare...

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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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Judge To Rule On Claims In Suit Alleging Tainted Probiotic Killed Connecticut Infant

October 12, 2016
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Judge To Rule On Claims In Suit Alleging Tainted Probiotic Killed Connecticut Infant

By Gary Stoller A Superior Court judge is expected to decide by year’s end whether to limit the allegations in a lawsuit filed by the estate of a newborn, Calvin Jimmy Lee-White, who died after being given a dietary supplement at Yale-New Haven Hospital in 2014. The infant’s grandfather, Rickie Hanes of North Haven,...

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