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Rhode Island ranked 22nd best in the nation for health care, but lowest among the New England states, according to WalletHub’s latest survey released Tuesday. more
Care New England’s policies and practices led frustrated employees from Butler Hospital and, to a lesser extent, Women & Infants Hospital, to protest on the afternoon of Sept. 1 outside the hospital entrance near Blackstone Boulevard in Providence. more
Open enrollment for HealthSource RI, the state’s health insurance exchange, begins Nov. 1 and ends Jan. 31. more
About 4,000 Rhode Islanders are eligible for tax credits that could reduce the cost of their health insurance, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which said it is trying to improve its communication effort to reach these individuals and households. more
Nine in 10 emergency physicians responding to a new poll say that health insurance companies are misleading patients by offering “affordable” premiums for policies that actually cover very little. more
Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island announced it has again been awarded the Medicaid accreditation status of “excellent” by the National Committee for Quality Assurance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to driving improvements throughout the health care system. more
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island has awarded two of its six 2016 BlueAngel Community Health Grants to South County Food, Fitness and Fun and Beat the Streets Providence. more
A new doula program has completed complimentary in-home visits for more than 225 new mothers. The program, which launched exclusively for Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island members in July, in partnership with Care New England, provides mothers who give birth at Women & Infants Hospital a three-hour home visit from a trained doula as an additional level of support following childbirth. more
In an effort to encourage more effective Q&A between patients and their doctors about treatment options and costs, the Rhode Island Business Group on Health and the Rhode Island Medical Society, as well as such strategic partners as Consumer Reports, will launch Rhode Island’s Choosing Wisely program on June 10 at Brown University. more
According to a recent report from CVS Health, “By the Numbers: Where Patients Access Care,” walk-in clinics offer patients widely accessible, low-cost alternatives to emergency departments. more
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