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VA Wait Times For Health Care Improve In Connecticut

November 11, 2014
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VA Wait Times For Health Care Improve In Connecticut

By: Cara Rosner Ninety-six percent of veterans awaiting appointments at VA medical centers in Connecticut are being seen within 30 days, new data show, with Connecticut performing slightly better than the national average. At Connecticut Veterans Administration medical centers, there were 51,281 scheduled appointments on Oct. 1, according to new data (based on a...

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Ct Hospitals Required To Tell Patients Of Observation Care Status

September 30, 2014
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Ct Hospitals Required To Tell Patients Of Observation Care Status

By: Susan Jaffe Starting Wednesday, a new state law requires Connecticut hospitals to tell all patients when they are being kept in the hospital for observation instead of being admitted and to warn them about the financial consequences. Anyone who goes to the hospital can be placed on observation status, so that doctors can...

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What We’ve Learned From Four Years of Diving Into Dollars for Docs

September 29, 2014
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What We’ve Learned From Four Years of Diving Into Dollars for Docs

Payments from pharmaceutical companies touch hundreds of thousands of doctors. The 17 companies we’ve tracked spent $1.4 billion in 2013 alone. Here are our top five takeaways from following all that money. (David Sleight/ProPublica) This story was co-published with the New York Times On Tuesday, the federal government is expected to release details of...

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Gov Malloy Signs Bill Requiring Greater Disclosure Of Hospital Facility Fees

June 9, 2014
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Attorney General George Jepsen today applauded the Governor for signing legislation the Attorney General authored seeking greater disclosure to patients of hospital facility fees. That bill, House Bill 5337, An Act Concerning Fees Charged for Services Provided at Hospital-based Facilities, will become effective on October 1, 2014 and will provide greater disclosure of potential...

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