HARTFORD — On New Year’s Day, the first public dollars in a $23 million state contract began to flow to a company called Veyo, whose job is to arrange bus, taxi, van and Uber-style rides to dialysis, chemotherapy, and other medical appointments for 800,000 Medicaid recipients, which include the state’s poorest, sickest patients. It works out to more than 4 million rides a year, criss-crossing urban, suburban, and rural Connecticut .
The senator leading the public inquiry into patient abuse at maximum-security Whiting Forensic Services said she can’t find anything in the state’s new administrative plan for the publicly funded facility that deals head on with concerns over the quality of psychiatric care.
The way the state defines an emergency — as the death or incapacitation of a developmentally disabled person’s caregiver — has contributed to the plight of the young man with autism abandoned by his parents at Manchester Memorial Hospital five months ago, and to similar cases across the state. This rising threshold for an emergency is tied to budget cuts and the increasing costs of running the state’s remaining institutions.
Sen. Heather Somers, R-Groton blasts reshuffling of Whiting Forensic as bereft of patient-care initiatives in wake of abuse scandal; questions Whiting director Mike Norko, who is a Yale professor and not a state employee; https://t.co/MwU8jyacHp
Threshold for emergencies keeps rising: Developmentally disabled person's parent or guardian has to be incapacitated or dead before state swoops in; guy marooned in small hospital ER for 5 months doesn't make cut. We take wider look; statewide problem
Jaw-dropper: autistic man who languished at Manchester hospital was dropped back at the emergency room by the group-home operator who picked him up Friday and was supposed to provide respite care; said he couldn't be managed;
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