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UnitedHealth's 3Q profits up 26% on strength of drug benefits biz

Patricia Daddona |

UnitedHealth Group Inc., which has major operations in Hartford, reported a third quarter profit increase of 26 percent, strengthened by its pharmacy benefit management business.

HHC, Anthem still trying to restore contract agreement

Patricia Daddona |

After two weeks without an agreement, Hartford HealthCare and Anthem are still in talks to resurrect a contract that expired Sept. 30.

UConn Health docs' $1.9M NIH grant to study aging tissue

Patricia Daddona |

Two UConn Health doctors have received a $1.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study possible treatments for aging human tissue that malfunctions.

CT policymakers vow to act as Trump kills key Obamacare subsidies

CNNMoney and Patricia Daddona |

President Trump finally made good on his promise to yank funding from a key set of Obamacare subsidies, and Connecticut leaders are planning a counterattack.

Stamford Health opens children’s inpatient unit

Stamford Health last week marked the official opening of its news Steven & Alexandra Cohen Children’s Unit in renovated space on the second floor of Stamford Health’s Whittingham Pavilion.

REIT acquires medical office buildings in Fairfield County

John Stearns |

A real estate investment trust has acquired two medical office buildings in Stratford and Trumbull totaling about 80,000 square feet.

CT launches end-of-life care program

John Stearns |

The state Department of Public Health (DPH) has implemented a statewide program that gives patients the ability to choose medical treatments for end-of-life care.

CT ObGyn group opposes ruling rolling back contraceptive coverage

John Stearns |

Women's Health Connecticut (WHC), an Avon-based practice of 250 ObGyn providers, said it has grave concerns about the Trump administration's move to roll back the birth control mandate created under...

Hartford risk management provider renamed by Boston parent

John Stearns |

A Hartford-based patient safety and risk management company formerly known as MRM Group, which was acquired in July 2016 by Boston-based Coverys and became ELM / MRM Group in December, has been...

CT alleges fraud on Waterbury health provider

Gregory Seay |

The state is suing a Waterbury mental-health services vendor for allegedly overbilling and using unlicensed practitioners to defraud the state's Medicaid program, authorities say.

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