CT hospitals report on community benefits

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Connecticut hospitals invested $1.6 billion in community benefit activities in 2015, according to a new report by the Connecticut Hospital Association. The total includes Medicare and Medicaid underpayments, uncompensated care, community services and other programs to advance community health.... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: Medicare, Community benefit, Community health, Medicaid, uncompensated care

Medicaid IMD exclusion draws fire at House hearing on heroin, opioid abuse

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During a March 22 hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform,  Rep. William Lacy Clay, D-Mo., hit upon a barrier to appropriate care for patients with substance use disorders: a section of the Social Security Act restricting most in-patient mental health treatment programs that... read more

Topics: Advocacy and Public Policy, Community Health
Tags: Medicaid, Behavioral health, opioids

CDC: Smoking rates twice as high for adults who are uninsured, on Medicaid

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American adults who are uninsured or on Medicaid smoke at rates more than double those for adults with private health insurance or Medicare, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About 28% of uninsured adults and 29% of Medicaid recipients were current cigarette... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: Community health, Medicaid, prevention

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