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Health Insurance
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If you haven’t been following the Obamacare news recently -- and given how much else has been going on, there’s a good chance you haven’t -- then you may have missed the news that insurers’ rate-increase requests for 2017 are quite large. more
After you've worked in an industry for more than three decades, you start to get the hang of it. Peter Andruszkiewicz of Blue Cross & Blue Shield Rhode Island not only has left his mark on the state's health care industry, he's positioned it to make … more
Two recent controversies highlight what hospitals face today. The first is the attempt by Care New England to eliminate obstetrics (and likely other) services at Memorial Hospital. The second is the attempt by Texas-based Neighbors Emergency Center … more
The theme of Providence Business News' 25th Anniversary story on the region's health care scene was change, and that lens is still the one to use when reviewing the trends in Rhode Island and its environs. Relatively recent changes – creating … more
Zachary Sherman, acting director of HealthSource RI, has been chosen to lead the state-run health benefits exchange, the state’s Department of Administration announced Tuesday. more
State Rep. Edith H. Ajello, D-Providence, and state Sen. Gayle L. Goldin, D-Providence, believe physicians should have the freedom to move freely from one employer to another and maintain their professional relationships with their patients, regardless of their place of employment. To that end, they have introduced legislation in the House and Senate, 2016-H 7586 and 2016-S 2578, respectively, to limit the use of restrictive covenants in physician employment contracts. more
Although South County Hospital has treated cancer patients for years, its new South Kingstown cancer center provides patient care in a more coherent, cohesive, collegial and efficient way, with all treatments and appointments under one roof, said … more
Taking a page from such high-risk industries as nuclear power, aviation and amusement parks, Hospital Association of Rhode Island President Michael Souza said that HARI is collaborating with Press Ganey, a health care industry consulting firm, to conduct High Reliability Organizations training for its member hospitals. more
The state's analysis of its botched rollout of a flawed public-benefits computer system lays much of the blame at the feet of contractor Deloitte Consulting, which Gov. Gina M. Raimondo's office says delivered a "broken system." But, as the … more
Insurers, doctors and hospitals are ratcheting down the cost of health care with slow and difficult methods, like redesigning doctors' practices and persuading patients to settle for less. Opposing them, jacking costs up, are tough … more
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