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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
(Updated 3:34 p.m. and 5:04 p.m.) Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin last week called on state Health Insurance Commissioner Dr. Kathleen C. Hittner to reconsider a decision to approve a 10 percent health insurance rate hike for certain Blue Cross & Blue Shield plans, saying her decision to do so lacked transparency and reason. more
(Updated 3:40 p.m.) The four health insurance companies that do business in Rhode Island have submitted their 2016 insurance rate increase requests with the state Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner, but they have until June 1 to make additional changes. more
(Updated 3:42 and 4:29 p.m.) UnitedHealth Group Inc., the biggest U.S. health insurer, said it will drop out of all but a “handful” of state exchanges where it sells individual Obamacare plans, acting on concerns it raised last year that the government program that has brought coverage to millions isn’t profitable enough. more
(Updated 3:16 p.m., 7:16 p.m.) A legislative version of Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s proposed $8.6 billion budget for the upcoming fiscal year is expected to be introduced Tuesday and potentially approved by the House Committee on Finance. 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
(Updated 2:18 p.m.) Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island will be restructured, resulting in an undetermined number of layoffs, and changes that include obstetrical services moving to other Care New England hospitals. more
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island will lay off approximately 80 employees as a result of a new strategic relationship with technology company Dell. more
CVS Health Corp.’s walk-in medical clinic, MinuteClinic, has surpassed 25 million patient visits since the company’s first retail clinic opened in 2000. more
CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER When the Affordable Care Act passed in 2010, Dr. Francisco "Paco" Trilla, chief medical officer of Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island, saw a shining opportunity. Trilla, who was chief medical officer at … more
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