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Rhode Island seniors and disabled persons with Medicare prescription drug plan coverage saved $9.9 million, or an average of $709 per person, on their prescription drugs in 2013 through the Affordable Care Act’s Medicare discount program, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services reported last week. more
The Hasbro Children’s Hospital pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) has earned a Silver Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. This three-year award recognizes Hasbro Children’s Hospital for meeting or exceeding national quality standards for improved patient outcomes and for a healthy work environment. The hospital’s PICU is one of only 21 in the U.S., and one of only three in New England to hold the designation. more
To the Editor: This shouldn’t surprise anyone (“United’s marketplace may be first to challenge HealthSource RI,” Feb. 5, 2014, PBN.com). Fragmenting the market by opening competing exchanges will defeat the group purchasing power of HealthSource RI, preventing it from driving real reform through the system. more
The four health insurance companies doing business in Rhode Island have filed their 2015 insurance rate requests with the R.I. Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner, and the period for public comment has begun. more
Dr. Lynae M. Brayboy, a third-year fellow in the Division of Reproduction and Infertility at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, was recently awarded a Physician Scientist Award to participate in the Reproductive Scientist Development Program beginning July 1. more
“Yikes,” went the public outcry throughout the fall. more
The Children’s Hospitals’ Solutions for Patient Safety National Children’s Network recently recognized Hasbro Children’s Hospital as its November “Hospital of the Month” for its commitment to safety and quality. more
To the Editor: HealthSource RI represents an effort by the state under federal health care reform laws and regulations to improve the quality of benefits and competitiveness of the individual and small group markets (“United’s marketplace may be first to challenge HealthSource RI,” Feb. 5). more
Access and cost are the big topics in health care today, and Providence Business News’ recent Summit on Health Care Reform and the Insurance Exchange tackled them both. more
A total of 64,590 people enrolled for Medicaid through HealthSource RI as of March 31, of which 42,320, or 65.5 percent, represent the Medicaid “expansion population,” or individuals newly eligible for Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. The R.I. Executive Office of Health and Human Services had originally projected 51,000 Medicaid expansion population enrollments by July 2015. more
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