Connecticut, like every state trying to reduce health care spending, is looking closely at how it cares for people with chronic conditions.
Gov. Dannel Malloy has promised to move more than 5,000 poor and disabled patients out of nursing homes in five years.
Hospital administrators have to deal with Medicare and Medicaid almost every day.
Not too many have to deal with Mom at the same time.
But Matt Tavenner does.
Marilyn Tavenner is the acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Matt, assistant administrator at Jackson Purchase Medical Center in Mayfield, Ky., is her son.
The Supreme Court has officially declined to decide one of its bigger cases of the term: whether or not doctors, hospitals and other health care providers can sue a state to challenge cuts in the Medicaid health program for the poor.
An attack seizes Chaz Moore’s body, stealing much of his breath. Spasms in his throat, lungs and diaphragm cause the 17-year-old to speak in hiccups, one syllable at a time.