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Access Health swaps out call-center operator

Matt Pilon |

As the fourth annual Obamacare open enrollment period approaches, Access Health CT (AHCT) said it has signed a contract with a new call-center operator.

HHS awards $257K to expand CT behavioral health workforce

Patricia Daddona |

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $257,143 to a training program to increase the number of mental-health providers and substance-abuse counselors in Connecticut.

CliniSanitas, ConnectiCare to open multicultural medical centers

Patricia Daddona |

CliniSanitas Medical Centers and ConnectiCare have partnered to offer a multicultural healthcare delivery model in Connecticut, mainly to serve the growing Hispanic population.

Know a Health Care Hero? Place that nomination by Oct. 6

John Stearns |

The deadline to nominate candidates for Hartford Business Journal's Health Care Heroes Awards is rapidly approaching, Oct. 6.

Post University launches new degree program for nurses

John Stearns |

Post University in Waterbury has launched an online Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program as a new resource for nursing students and working RNs in Connecticut and the Northeast.

Study: Community health centers offer Medicaid savings

John Stearns |

Community health centers save an average $2,371, or 24 percent, in total spending per Medicaid patient when compared to other providers, according to a study to be published in the November issue of...

CT receives $600K in breast cancer research grants

John Stearns |

Susan G. Komen, with its goal to reduce breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. over the next decade, this week announced $32.7 million in new research grants for 2016, including $600,000 for...

Study: CT Obamacare premiums cheaper than employer-sponsored premiums

John Stearns |

Average unsubsidized premiums for health insurance purchased on the Affordable Care Act exchange in Connecticut this year were 1 percent cheaper than average premiums for employer-sponsored insurance...

AMA analysis backs blocking of insurance mega-mergers

Patricia Daddona |

New analysis from the American Medical Association supports antitrust efforts to block the proposed Anthem acquisition of Cigna and Aetna's takeover of Humana, the AMA reported Wednesday.

Survey: Employers eager to offer high-deductible health plans

Patricia Daddona |

Sixty-eight percent of the 178 employers surveyed by the Employers Association of the NorthEast (EANE) are considering high deductible health coverage for their workers in 2017.

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