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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.

Stratford health agency paying $5.25 million to settle fraud claims

Family Care Visiting Nurse and Home Care Agency agreed to pay the state and federal governments to settle claims that it bilked the Medicaid system by falsely billing for services.

Wyman: Amid Obamacare uncertainty, Access Health making impressive progress

“We’re all sitting on needles and pins" about the state health insurance exchange's future, the lieutenant governor said.

Connecticut business leaders hope for the best from Trump administration

“Is it a cause for hope, concern, or seeing opportunities? Probably all three,” said Joe McGee of The Business Council of Fairfield County.

Engel receives National Home Infusion Association award

Rep. Eliot Engel, the lead House of Representatives sponsor of the Medicare Home Infusion Site of Care Act, received the National Home Infusion Association’s Congressional Leadership Award.

Fidelis Care expands Medicare products

Fidelis Care will expand its Medicare Advantage products to 12 counties, including Putnam and Sullivan.

Health-care advice for seniors now a phone call away

Westchester Library System has announced a new telephone helpline is expanding the services of its Senior Benefits Information Centers.

Pay or play? Tough calls loom with ACA

Come the start of next year, hundreds of businesses across Connecticut will have to have answered a critical question when it comes to health care – do they want to play or pay, Thomas Krywinski writes.

Region’s hospitals face $251M in Medicare cuts

An advocacy group for New York hospitals said hospitals in the Hudson Valley region could lose $251 million in Medicare reimbursements and hospitals statewide could lose about $2.13 billion if Congress allows sequestration to take effect.

Expanding its home care turf

The recently renamed VNS Westchester agency is expanding its home nursing services to the Bronx, Rockland and Dutchess counties.

Port Chester nursing facility receives top honor

Port Chester Nursing and Rehabilitation Centre was one of a select few nursing homes to receive a 5-star rating from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

ACA has home health care industry uneasy

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has come with changes and challenges for the home health care industry. Many are concerned as associated cuts have already proven costly and the full impact is on the horizon.

CEOs call on Congress to establish a plan to address fiscal...

Excerpts from a joint statement submitted by chief executive officers of more than 80 U.S. corporations to members of Congress concerning the federal deficit and impending tax increases.

Deloitte wins Conn. HIX deal

Connecticut hired Deloitte Consulting to design its health insurance exchange.

Study: 6,000 jobs at stake

Medicare cuts scheduled to kick in next year could cost Connecticut more than 6,000 jobs, according to a new study.