The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has awarded a $53 million contract to nonprofit health care agency Healthcentric Advisors, the federally designated Quality Improvement Organization for Rhode Island.
The main trust fund behind Medicare, the $583 billion U.S. health program for the elderly and disabled, will be exhausted in 2030, four years later than projected last year, the government reported.
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The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University recently accredited the first primary care sports medicine fellowship in Rhode Island. The first fellow to participate in the training program is a family medicine physician from the Care New England Health System.
Dr. Surendra Sharma, a research scientist and professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island and The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, was presented with the Distinguished Service Award by the American Society of Reproductive Immunology.
In an ongoing effort to prevent drug overdose and substance abuse in Rhode Island and the region, The Providence Center will provide on-call recovery coaches for patients in hospital emergency departments across Rhode Island with high rates of accidental opioid overdose.
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