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PROVIDENCE – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island experienced a $35 million loss in 2016. Citing information from its annual filing to the R.I. Department of Business Regulation, the insurer attributed the loss to increased use of … more
WARWICK – With many changes recently in the legal landscape of marijuana use, the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association is hosting "Marijuana in the Workplace – A Discussion with Experts" to help employers understand recent laws and rulings and … more
Dr. Jennifer Ritzau is director of palliative care and associate medical director at Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Rhode Island, formerly known as Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island. She talked recently with Providence Business News about hospice care, palliative care and Hope Hospice RI’s newest endeavors. more
Southcoast Health announced an expansion of its clinical affiliations with Boston Children’s Hospital to include the Level II nurseries at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River and St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford effective May 1. more
(Updated, 5:19 p.m.) As part of Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s push to trim costs in the state’s Medicaid program, Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island has formed a partnership with three community health centers to create three accountable care organizations. more
The Rhode Island Health Care Association announced that seven Rhode Island skilled nursing centers have earned a Bronze Commitment to Quality Award, the first of three distinctions possible through the National Quality Award Program, which are presented by the American Health Care Association. The award program honors the country’s centers that demonstrate their commitment to improving quality care for seniors and individuals with disabilities. more
(Updated 8:46 a.m.) Miriam Hospital took the top spot in a regional list for overall medical care by CareChex, a division of Quantros, which is an independent quality ratings organization. more
With one in five Americans living with a mental illness, many families facing these complicated diagnoses may feel isolated and unable to share their day-to-day concerns. more
Lifespan has formed an independent physician association that it says will better serve patients and streamline their care. more
For all the uproar over U.S. drug pricing, you wouldn’t expect to hear that drug spending slowed for many last year. A big reason? An increasingly powerful group of medication middlemen called pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), which negotiate drug prices on behalf of insurers, employers and the government. more
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