Connecticut

States have made great strides in improving children’s oral health, this includes a greater number accessing the dentist and a decline in untreated caries—tooth decay. Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Programs (CHIP), which insure our nation’s most vulnerable populations, have played an important role by covering dental benefits for children. Some Medicaid agencies opted […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    To help better prevent and control costly conditions such as chronic diseases, and to break the cycle of poor health, states are experimenting with mechanisms to incentivize healthy behaviors and personal responsibility for wellness. This past October, as part of the 29th Annual State Health Policy Conference in Pittsburgh, PA, leaders from Connecticut, Idaho, and […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    On May 10, 2016, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy signed legislation limiting most first-time opioid prescriptions to seven days (Pub. Act 16-43). The Vermont General Assembly passed a similar bill earlier this month, which will require the state’s Health Commissioner to adopt rules governing opioid prescribing. (Note: The Vermont law was passed during the final week […]

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    May 17, 2016 | Filed under: Connecticut, State Health Policy Blog, Vermont
  • State Health Policy Blog

    On October 19th in Dallas, NASHP brought together a diverse group of state and federal Medicaid and mental health leaders to talk about emerging issues in the world of mental health, substance use, and recovery. True to its title, the pre-conference session “Whole Person Care: Finding Shared Solutions Across Mental Health, Substance Use, and Medicaid […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    On November 1, health insurance marketplaces officially opened to millions of individuals for 2016 enrollment. Early reports indicate a smooth launch of the open enrollment season, partially due to several new tools to ease enrollment and renewal processes for marketplace consumers. Smarter Plan Comparison Tools Recent articles have featured the many new shopping tools available […]

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  • Publications

    One of the central elements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is to establish “one-stop shopping” through health insurance marketplaces allowing consumers to find and access affordable, high-quality health coverage either through private health insurance, and the subsidies available for those who qualify, or through Medicaid. The ACA and related regulations define a spectrum of marketplace […]

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  • In January 2012, Connecticut introduced a person-centered medical home (PCMH) initiative within their redesigned HUSKY Health program. Under this initiative, Connecticut Medicaid provides new payment incentives to practices and clinics that demonstrate a higher standard of person-centered medical care. In order to receive enhanced payments for medical home services, providers must be an active licensed […]

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    April 1, 2014 | Filed under: Connecticut
  • In Connecticut:   As of January 1, 2012, the state uses an administrative services organization model in which an entity is contracted to administer the Medicaid program and coordinate services, though claims are submitted to the Department of Social Services on a fee-for-service basis. There were a total of 578,620 child and adult beneficiaries enrolled […]

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    December 5, 2013 | Filed under: Connecticut
  • (As of April 2013) At a Glance Strong partnership between Connecticut’s Department of Social Services (Medicaid), Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, and Department of Children and Families works to integrate public behavioral health services Primary care providers can receive separate payments for mental health screenings Enhanced Care Clinics receive higher reimbursements to provide […]

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    November 4, 2013 | Filed under: Connecticut
  • 2014 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Connecticut  2012 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Connecticut  2010 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Connecticut  2008 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Connecticut  Additional States’ CHIP Fact Sheets… Adobe Acrobat .PDF printable versions of the Connecticut NASHP CHIP Fact Sheets Key Highlights: Program Type: Connecticut operates a separate CHIP program, […]

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    December 6, 2012 | Filed under: Connecticut