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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
Visiting Nurse Services of Newport and Bristol Counties’ Personal Emergency Response program recently announced a major milestone of having surpassed the 500 mark of seniors currently using the personal emergency response service. more
Stepping Up, Rhode Island’s innovative nursing residency program in its inaugural year, is beginning to get national attention. more
According to data released recently by the Obama administration, 172,000 Rhode Islanders will gain access to expanded mental health and substance use disorder benefits and federal parity protections under the Affordable Care Act. U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), an advocate for mental health parity, applauded the announcement as the latest example of the ACA improving care for Rhode Islanders. more
A groundbreaking ceremony attended by Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee and others was held last week in South Kingstown, as Thundermist Health Center made a preliminary start on the ambitious construction project to create its new Wakefield facility in 2014. more
Doctor of physical therapy at Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital talks about the Affordable Care Act’s potential impact on her field. more
In 2004, while testifying before the R.I. Joint Oversight Committee for Healthcare, I suggested that subscribers were largely responsible for out-of-control health care costs. I struck a nerve, because the next day The Providence Journal announced, “Blue Cross blames subscribers for cost increases.” 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
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island donated its former Wellness Van to the United Way’s 2-1-1 in Rhode Island helpline program during a ribbon-cutting ceremony. more
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