Updated March 23 at 12:27pm
Health Insurance
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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
Former Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island executive Patrick Tigue has been appointed state Medicaid director, and will start the new position on March 20. 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
The fiscal 2018 proposed state budget that Gov. Gina M. Raimondo released Jan. 19 includes the elimination of upper payment limit payments, which are federal funds used to ensure that Medicaid reimburses hospitals at an amount equal to Medicaid, as well as Medicaid payment reductions and reduced payments to inpatient mental health providers. 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
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
In recognition of Rhode Island employers’ successful efforts to advance employee wellness and build a healthier Rhode Island, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island and the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce issued Worksite Health Awards to 77 local businesses. more
Alison L. Croke is vice president, Medicaid-Medicare integration, at Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island. She spoke recently with Providence Business News about an agreement among Neighborhood, the Executive Office of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to more efficiently serve Neighborhood members who are eligible for both Medicaid and Medicare services. more
Donald Trump and Republicans are about to encounter a political nightmare: unraveling Obamacare. more
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