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Insurance Dept. to crack down on sick leave policy

Following an audit, the state's Insurance Department says it will tighten its oversight of employees' sick-day usage.

Aetna, St. Francis ink first ACO deal

Hartford health insurer Aetna said it has signed an accountable care agreement with St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center and its physicians’ network.

CT sets response to possible Ebola outbreak

Connecticut on Wednesday declared a public health emergency, with the governor clearing state health authorities to quarantine individuals or groups who may be suspected of exposure or infection from...

Two, large Greater Hartford doc groups to merge

Two similarly sized physician groups comprising more than 250 doctors said Monday that they intend to merge.

CT's Medicare Advantage market sees new competition

Greg Bordonaro |

Doctors like Robert Russo were shocked and dismayed last fall when they heard UnitedHealthcare planned to cut 19 percent of its Medicare Advantage physician network in Connecticut.

One CT nursing home’s path out of Medicaid morass

Gregory Seay |

Paul T. Liistro, second-generation operator of a pair of Hartford area nursing homes, is backed into a corner.

A.M. Best affirms Phoenix's low ratings

A.M. Best has affirmed its mediocre credit and debt ratings for The Phoenix Cos.' insurance units, saying they will stay that way until the Hartford insurer catches up on regulatory filings and fixes...

Hartford Healthcare won't be in Anthem's network

Hartford Healthcare and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield did not reach a contract agreement by their Oct. 1 deadline, which means the provider's five hospitals are now out of Anthem's network, the...

Nanoviricides working on Ebola drug

With an Ebola epidemic raging in West Africa, and one day after federal health officials confirmed the first case in the United States, West Haven vaccine developer Nanoviricides said Wednesday that...

Physician acquirers must notify AG

A new regulation taking effect this week requires parties involved in the acquisition of a physicians group to notify and share information with the state’s Attorney General.

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