Tag Archives: Connecticut

  • Friday, August 23, 9 am – 10:30 am States are examining how best to deliver Medicaid services to ensure health care quality, provider access, and control costs — and some  are weighing whether or not to leverage managed care to achieve their goals and how. The session highlights states, including Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Minnesota, that […]

    June 21, 2019 | Filed under: 2019 Conference
  • How Elimination of Cost-Sharing Reduction Payments Changed Consumer Enrollment in State-Based Marketplaces

    State health policymakers are eagerly waiting to see if Congress’ omnibus budget bill released this week will attempt to stabilize Affordable Care Act (ACA) insurance markets by reinstating ACA’s cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payments. An early proposal by US Sen. Lamar Alexander would fund the cost-sharing subsidies, which reduce a family’s out-of-pocket health care costs, retroactively […]

    March 20, 2018 | Filed under: Blog Posts, Front Page, State Health Policy Blog
  • State policymakers increasingly recognize the need to address the social determinants of health — housing, employment, education, and income — to reduce health care costs and improve population health. Educational attainment, for example, provides dividends for overall health. People with higher levels of education generally live longer and experience healthier lives. The quality of education […]

  • Tuesday, July 29, 2014: This webinar explores the leap from health system transformation planning to practice by showcasing four leading states that are designing and implementing multi-payer payment reforms. Through a facilitated discussion, state officials discuss policy levers to shift payment systems away from fee-for-service, offer strategies for sustaining stakeholder momentum and commitment, and share perspectives on promising practices for and operational challenges of turning a plan for multi-payer payment reform into reality.

    July 15, 2014 | Filed under: Payment Reform, Webinars
  • 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 […]

    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 […]

    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 […]

    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, […]

    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 […]

    August 21, 2012 | Filed under: Connecticut
  • The Affordable Care Act (ACA) offers states multiple policy levers to improve health status and care for racial and ethnic minority populations through delivery system reforms, public health and community interventions, and insurance coverage, as well as provisions specific to disparities reduction. This report synthesizes the experiences of teams from seven states (Arkansas, Connecticut, Hawaii, […]