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Poughkeepsie Medicaid fraudster agrees to 9 cents on the dollar payback

The Poughkeepsie owner of a nonprofit business that helped people with disabilities has admitted to ripping off Medicaid for $2.4 million and has agreed to pay back $220,000.

Area hospitals being penalized by Medicare for excessive patient readmissions

All told, Medicare is reducing its payments to 2,499 hospitals – 47% of the nation’s institutions.

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut to expand Medicare...

The program includes a Healthy Groceries Card that features up to $50 for use in participating stores.

Many regional hospitals will have Medicare payments cut

The penalties are based on patients who stayed in the hospitals anytime between mid-2017 and 2019, before Covid-19.

Preference for home health care here to stay, says operator of...

Phoenix virtual care platform eVisit reported a 3,900% increase in the number of providers added to its system in the first quarter of this year compared to Q1 2019.

New survey finds 6 in 10 seniors concerned about covering health...

One in seven shopped around at pharmacies or with apps to save on prescription costs.

Withholding taxes still need to be paid despite Trump’s executive order

The IRS has told the Business Journal that it has no information or comment on President Trump's executive order signed on Saturday that has...

36 Fairfield County nursing homes to see cuts in Medicare reimbursements

Nursing homes in Norwalk, Shelton, Stratford, Trumbull and Wilton are receiving Medicare’s highest penalty, a 1.98 percent reduction on each resident's Medicare payment.

Norwalk doctor pleads guilty to health care fraud and money laundering

Ramil Mansourov, who racked up nearly $5 million in fraudulent billing to Medicare, was apprehended after he fled to Canada.

Sen. Murphy introduces ‘Medicare for everyone’ bill

Sen. Chris Murphy is offering the Choose Medicare Act, which allows anyone who is not eligible for Medicare or Medicaid the ability to enroll in Medicare as an individual or through an employer’s health care coverage.

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.

New joint venture aimed at Connecticut Medicare recipients

CarePartners of Connecticut Inc. has been created by a collaboration between Hartford HealthCare and Tufts Health Plan of Watertown, Massachusetts.

‘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.

Bridgeport Hospital receives penalty under Medicare safety program

The penalty was created by the Affordable Care Act to drive hospitals to improve the quality of their care.

Danbury Hospital receives $4.5M grant for Medicare/Medicaid model

Danbury and other Value Care Alliance hospsitals in Connecticut will develop a community model to address health-related social needs of Medicare and Medicaid recipients.