The Yale-New Haven Medical Center, centerpiece of Connecticut’s biggest hospital system.
A story in The Connecticut Mirror reported on by Becker’s Hospital Review says that Medicaid reimbursement cuts and increased taxes are pushing Connecticut’s independent hospitals to try to join larger systems even as they face with restrictions on health-system growth in the Nutmeg State.
Adding to hospitals’ financial strain, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy’s administration has delayed about $140 million in payments to acute-care hospitals.
And Governor Malloy issued an executive order instructing the Connecticut Department of Public Health to delay final decisions on big hospital mergers or other affiliations until 2017.
Stress-filled days for Connecticut’s hospital executives!