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CT Medicaid-scam trio convicted

Gregory Seay |

A third person has been convicted for participating in a multimillion-dollar fraudulent billing scheme involving Medicaid, federal prosecutors say.

Qualidigm to wrap Maine merger early

Matt Pilon |

Wethersfield-based healthcare quality improvement consultancy Qualidigm said it will conclude a planned merger with a similar organization based in Maine seven months ahead of schedule.

Shingles vaccine scarce in CT shortage to continue


A new vaccine to protect against a painful disease known as shingles is a victim of its own success and nearly impossible to find in Connecticut and many parts of the United States.

Comptroller issues pharmacy benefits RFP aimed at increasing transparency

Will Healey | Journal Inquirer |

The state comptroller’s office has issued a request for proposals for a new state pharmacy benefits agreement that aims to increase transparency and eliminate “hidden wealth...

Middletown foundation: Former CEO ‘misused funds’

Matt Pilon |

More than seven months after the sudden resignation of its longtime CEO Paul Gileno, the Middletown-based U.S. Pain Foundation has shed some light on the circumstances of his departure.

HHC shakes up Charlotte Hungerford urgent care offering

Matt Pilon |

Hartford HealthCare, which acquired Charlotte Hungerford just over a year ago, intends to move the Torrington hospital's urgent care walk-in services to a new facility less than mile away.

CT regulator assigns 9 marijuana licenses

Joe Cooper |

Connecticut's crop of licensed medical marijuana dispensaries will double in the coming months, according to state officials.

Haddad extends training, clinical care for at-risk patients

Patricia Daddona Special to the Hartford Business Journal |

Among his many roles, Community Health Center's Dr. Marwan Haddad can be found on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., lobbying for or against legislation that affects clinical care.

HSC's Alderman helps lung-disease patients breathe easier

Patricia Daddona Special to the Hartford Business Journal |

Stephanie Alderman teaches patients with serious lung ailments not only how to cope, but also how to be their own cheerleaders on the road to lasting recovery.

Hartford Hospital's Veronneau helps patients, families in crisis

Matthew Broderick Special to the Hartford Business Journal |

Patricia Veronneau has helped boost Hartford Hospital's patient-satisfaction scores by improving communication between doctors and patients.

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