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COVID-19 LATEST: Models show county peak to hit around April 26;...

Gov. Ned Lamont said the state's lack of ventilators remains a matter of growing concern, as Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator, said yesterday that Connecticut could be one of the nation’s next hot spots. “Southern Connecticut is (already) one of those hot spots, and has been for some time,” the governor said.

Gov. Cuomo blasts feds cutting $8B Medicare grant for NY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OivyBFlBr8o Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has blasted the Trump administration for canceling an $8 billion health care grant that had been awarded to New York...

Gov. Lamont signs executive orders on health care costs

The governor said that similar initiatives in Massachusetts have saved health care consumers more than $5 billion since 2013.

Fairfield dentist fined $1.7M in Medicaid fraud case

Attorney General William Tong accused the dentist of "preying on some of Connecticut's most vulnerable citizens."

State settles lawsuit with Connecticut Hospital Association

Under the terms of the deal, which must be approved by the General Assembly, hospitals will have a more stable and predictable user fee schedule, with a reduction in the user fee (or "hospital tax") from $900 million to $820 million by FY 2026.

Medicaid fraud probes net Greenwich cop, Bridgeport business owner

Michael Mastronard is charged with fraudulently billing Medicaid while he was on-duty as a Greenwich police officer.

Xerox pays $235.9M to settle Medicaid fraud case

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said the settlement is the largest by the state for Medicaid-related claims.

Salvatore M. Di Costanzo: The interplay between annuities and Medicaid planning

There are essentially two types of annuity contracts for Medicaid purposes: qualified and nonqualified.

Texas Supreme Court upholds $1B Medicaid dental fraud decision against Xerox

Xerox subsidiary Texas Medicaid and Healthcare Partnership was faulted for mismanagement of payments for Medicaid dental services between 2003 and 2010.

Connecticut fines Veyo $4,000 for failures in nonemergency medical transport

Connecticut's Department of Social Services has fined Veyo, its non-emergency medical transportation vendor, for either failing to pick up patients or leaving them waiting for more than an hour.

Substance abuse center pays $1.37M to settle Medicaid fraud charges

New Era Rehabilitation Center will pay $1.37 million to settle charges that it violated the False Claims Act in defrauding the Medicaid program.

St. John’s Riverside in Yonkers sues MVP Health Care over Medicaid...

Last year, St. John’s claims, MVP arbitrarily paid some Medicaid bills but not others.

Norwalk medical practice settles federal and state False Claims Act charges

World Health Clinicians Inc. (WHC), its CEO Scott Gertz and a physician who was formerly on staff have entered a settlement to resolve charges of violating federal and state False Claims Act.

‘Not a lot of good news’ for CT health care industry,...

The state's controversial hospital tax and the federal government's elimination of the individual health care mandate bode ill for caregivers and patients alike, says John Murphy.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo aims to tax health insurers’ ‘windfall’

Faced with potential cuts to federal funding of major health programs, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo in his budget address this month proposed a new state fund aimed at keeping the programs afloat.