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Health Insurance
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If there ever was a perfect storm to catalyze the growth of Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island, it was health care reform. According to President and CEO Peter Marino, the explosive growth that came with passage of the Affordable Care … more
New cholesterol-lowering medications that could help patients lower their risk of developing heart disease and other associated ailments are raising questions within the local health care industry about cardiac-care guidelines. The Federal … more
Four certified nurse midwives at Women & Infants Hospital recently received the Clinical Star Award recognizing 25 or more years of service each as well as excellence and mentoring in their profession. more
The Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence recently released a report, “Domestic Violence Homicides in Rhode Island, 2006-2015.” The state’s first such report summarizes key findings, provides homicide incident descriptions and issues recommendations to prevent future domestic violence homicides in Rhode Island. According to the report, from 2006 to 2015, 54 people lost their lives to domestic violence homicides in Rhode Island, in the course of 48 incidents. Between three and nine homicide incidents occurred each year. more
Does the decision by UnitedHealthcare of New England's parent not to participate in HealthSource RI in 2017 portend trouble for the state-run health exchange? One insurance broker thinks so, at least in regard to the commercial market. … more
Should potential conflicts of interest involving disbursement of government funding be avoided at all costs? If you are WatchdogRI.org, a nonprofit policy-research organization founded by former Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Block, … more
Rhode Island’s health care uninsured rate fell to 4.5 percent in 2015 from 6.4 percent in 2014, according to the National Health Interview Survey released this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 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
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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