Connecticut

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
  • NASHP’s Accountable Care Activity map is a work in progress; state activity pages will be launched in waves throughout Fall 2012.   At this time, we have no information on accountable care activity that meets the following criteria: (1) Medicaid or CHIP agency participation (not necessarily leadership); (2) explicitly intended to advance accountable or integrated […]

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    August 21, 2012 | Filed under: Connecticut
  • Connecticut’s finance model remains in development. It will likely rely on a combination of federal funds and membership and/or user fees. Possibilities being considered include: maintenance fees for hosted services, transaction based fees, service fees, training fees, and secondary data use charges. Refer to pages 76-83 of the state Strategic Plan.

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    March 31, 2010 | Filed under: Connecticut
  • In Connecticut, a single State RHIO will form the core of the governing body. It will have wide stakeholder representation, including Medicaid and the state Department of Health. The governor and state legislators will not have seats (because RHIO funding and authority will come from the state) but will be involved in decision-making. Refer to […]

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    March 31, 2010 | Filed under: Connecticut