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Rebecca Plonsky, a licensed independent clinical social worker, is vice president of integrated behavioral health at CharterCARE Health Partners, which includes Roger Williams Medical Center in Providence and Our Lady of Fatima Hospital in North Providence. Plonsky helped navigate an agreement to create CharterCARE’s new Long-Term Behavioral Health Unit, which has 20 beds for Medicaid-eligible patients who need long-term psychiatric care. She talked recently with Providence Business News about the new LTBHU and its role in the community. 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
Commercial health insurance rates have been approved for 2017, the state Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner said Thursday. 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
(Updated 3:26 p.m.) Rhode Island received an overall grade of B- in a recent report from the College and University Research Collaborative that evaluated the performance of state health insurance marketplaces. 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, Tufts Health Plan and UnitedHealthcare of New England Inc. performed well on the annual Star ratings for 2017 from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. more
Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island is devoted to making lives better. "There is a clear mission in everybody's day-to-day work," said Peter Marino, CEO and president of the Smithfield and Providence-based nonprofit HMO. "We want to … more
HealthSource RI rejected two low-cost plans from Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island for 2017 to protect the affordability of health plans on the exchange, HSRI Director Zachary Sherman said recently. more
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