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With Obamacare bearing down on them, a doctors’ group said emergency rooms are less able to provide quality care, and more resources will be needed to handle an expected surge of patients from the new law. more
HealthSource RI Executive Director Christine Ferguson delivered a message to members of the R.I. House of Representatives Thursday afternoon: The state’s exchange is a national success story, even as challenges remain for her agency in implementing the Affordable Care Act. more
About 2.1 million people have medical coverage beginning Wednesday through Obamacare after a late surge in enrollment helped regain ground lost to the botched debut of insurance exchanges created by the U.S. health care overhaul. more
Five years after Landmark Medical Center petitioned court-supervised receivership to help the struggling community hospital stay afloat while it sought an acquisition partner, Landmark finalized its sale on Tuesday to Prime Healthcare Services of Ontario, Calif. more
CVS Caremark Corp.’s Accordant Health Services Inc. has received Gold Standard certification from the Disease Management Purchasing Consortium, affirming the effectiveness of Accordant’s disease-management programs in reducing inpatient event rates among its clients. more
CVS Caremark Corp., the largest provider of prescription drugs in the U.S., boosted its dividend by 22 percent and approved a share buyback for as much as $6 billion. more
(Updated, 9 p.m.) With a decline in net income of 59 percent for its fiscal 2013, Lifespan gave tangible evidence that its financial prospects are becoming more challenging. more
In UnitedHealthcare’s annual list of America’s healthiest states, the America’s 2013 Health Rankings, Rhode Island slid three spots to No. 19 from its adjusted 2012 ranking at No. 16. The study, released Wednesday, found that the Ocean State ranked in the top 10 on three of 30 measures, but ranked poorly on measures such as drug deaths, preventable hospitalizations and socioeconomic health disparity. more
CVS Caremark Corp. has launched MinuteClinic locations in Concord and West Lebanon, N.H., making New Hampshire the 28th state to offer the walk-in medical clinics inside select CVS/pharmacy stores. more
The National Institutes of Health has awarded a University of Rhode Island pharmacy professor a $1.65 million grant to study a new treatment for alcoholism. more
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