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Amedisys founder dies in Louisiana floods

John Stearns |

The founder of Amedisys, one of the country's largest home health and hospice care providers that has five facilities in Connecticut, drowned near his home in Louisiana, according to a report Tuesday...

UConn Med School's new curriculum reflects changes in health care

John Stearns |

The UConn School of Medicine is launching a new curriculum for the newly arrived class of 2020 to reflect rapid changes in health care, according to report in UConn Today.

Walgreens, Norwalk firm launch medicine adherence software program

John Stearns |

Walgreens is using a Norwalk company's software platform to help motivate patients to take their medications, including through gamelike initiatives that reward patients with incentives redeemable at...

Survey: Large employers expect to hold healthcare cost hikes to 6 percent in 2017

John Stearns |

Overall healthcare benefit cost increases at large U.S. employers are expected to hold steady at 6 percent in 2017, according to an annual survey of large U.S. employers.

Mold, fungus forced cancer center shutdowns in Enfield

Kym Soper | Journal Inquirer |

Persistent mold and fungus in a Johnson Memorial Hospital cancer infusion center in Enfield led state authorities to close the facility to patients for months as well as its onsite pharmacy...

Aetna to reduce participation in 2017 Obamacare exchanges

Patricia Daddona |

Hartford health insurer Aetna Inc. will reduce its participation next year in Obamacare exchanges, company Chairman and CEO Mark T. Bertolini announced late Monday.

Hebrew HealthCare files Chapter 11

Gregory Seay |

Hebrew HealthCare has filed for bankruptcy reorganization and assigned operation of its 257-bed West Hartford nursing home to a third party.

Anthem-Cigna trial to conclude by early 2017

Matt Pilon |

A federal judge on Friday ruled that the U.S. Department of Justice's challenge of Anthem's $54 billion acquisition of Bloomfield-based Cigna will be decided by Jan. 4, according to court records.

Many docs wary of Medicare reimbursement shift

John Stearns |

MACRA almost spells macramé, which is ironic given that the acronym for the new Medicare reimbursement rules doctors are facing seems to have more than a few physicians' stomachs tied up in knots.

Greater Hartford cancer care moves toward performance-based model

Q&A talks about a new Medicare cancer-care pilot program with Tracy King, chief integration officer of Starling Physicians.

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