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Friday, August 18, 2017
Public Hearing on Connecticut’s 2017-2018 Winter Heating Assistance Program
  The State of Connecticut’s 2018 Low-Income Energy Assistance Program Block Grant Allocation Plan will be the subject of a joint public hearing before the Appropriations, Human Services, and Energy and Technology Committees on Thursday, August 31, 2017, at 1 p.m. in Room 2E of the Legislative Office Building in Hartford.

Friday, July 14, 2017
Connecticut Medicaid Best in Nation For Curbing Per-Enrollee Cost Trend
  A new cross-state comparison of Medicaid, Medicare and private insurance spending, published by Health Affairs and based on federal data, shows that Connecticut's Medicaid program led the nation in controlling cost trends, when measured per enrollee during the 2010-14 reporting period. Connecticut is reported as having reduced its per-person spending by a greater percentage (5.7%) than any other state in the country. Overall, Medicaid tracked lower nationally than both private health insurance and Medicare in the cost trend comparisons.

Thursday, July 13, 2017
State Initiates False Claims Act Laws against Norwalk Family Practitioner over Medicaid Fraud Allegations
  The state has initiated a False Claims Act lawsuit alleging that a Norwalk-based family practitioner engaged in a pervasive and illegal scheme to defraud Connecticut's Medicaid program by submitting false claims for services never provided, Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Social Services Commissioner Roderick L. Bremby said today.

Monday, July 10, 2017
Notice of Intent to Renew the Home and Community Supports Waiver for Persons with Autism in the Connecticut Medicaid Program
  Notice of Intent to Renew the Home and Community Supports Waiver for Persons with Autism in the Connecticut Medicaid Program In accordance with the provisions of section 17b-8(c) of the Connecticut General Statutes, the Commissioner of Social Services intends to submit a renewal of the Home and Community Supports Waiver for Persons with Autism to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, to be effective January 1, 2018. The Department of Social Services is also proposing substantive changes to this waiver. Please follow the link above for additional information, related documents and guidance for submitting written comments.

Friday, June 16, 2017
Attorney General, DSS: State Reaches Settlement with Stamford-based Dentist Resolving False Claims Act Lawsuits
  A Stamford-based dentist will be excluded from participation in the state's Medicaid program for 10 years and will agree not to renew his expired dental license as part of a settlement resolving allegations that he engaged in a long-running and substantial scheme to submit false claims for dental services provided to residents of long-term care facilities in the state, Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Social Services (DSS) Commissioner Roderick L. Bremby announced today (June 6, 2017).

Friday, June 02, 2017
2018-2020 NEMT Procurement Decision for Medicaid Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Services
  The Department of Social Services (DSS) is in the final stage of procurement for Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) Services after evaluation of proposals and selection of a respondent to be awarded the right to negotiate a contract. Upon successful negotiations, DSS will execute a three-year contract for NEMT services, effective January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2020. Please click on www.ct.gov/dss/nemt for full information.

Monday, April 03, 2017
Lt. Gov. Wyman, Dept. of Social Services, Access Health CT Commemorate 7th Anniversary of Affordable Care Act
  March 22 -- Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman, Department of Social Services Commissioner Roderick Bremby, and Access Health CT CEO Jim Wadleigh released statements in advance of the seventh anniversary of the federal Affordable Care Act. In Connecticut, the ACA is credted with reducing the state’s uninsured rate by half to 3.8 percent, among the lowest in the nation. It has also spurred other major reform initiatives currently underway to improve the healthcare system and control costs. For more, please follow this link.

 
 
 
 
 


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