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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
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.’s plan to win U.S. antitrust clearance for its acquisition of Rite Aid Corp. hasn’t satisfied officials at the Federal Trade Commission, according to people familiar with the matter. more
Integra Community Care Network LLC and Lifespan Health Alliance each are participating in specific Accountable Care Organization models through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid, according to the organizations. more
Lifespan has applied to the state for approval to build a 31-bed obstetrics unit at Rhode Island Hospital. The rationale for the $43 million project is to complete the offerings of Lifespan's Women's Medicine Collaborative, while also … more
Congressional Democrats aiming to thwart the undoing of Obamacare are using a strategy that served them well before: They’re standing back and letting Republicans whirl in their own discord. more
The state’s top health insurance regulator is urging Congress not to change the framework of the Affordable Care Act, saying its repeal would harm systemic changes happening in Rhode Island and stall momentum made toward making health care and health insurance more affordable. more
The Miriam and Rhode Island hospitals, along with Southcoast Health, are among the nation’s top hospitals for clinical excellence, according to Healthgrades, a leading online resource for comprehensive information about the nation’s physicians and hospitals. more
Repealing the Affordable Care Act without a replacement would increase the number of uninsured people by 32 million and double premiums by 2026, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said in a report that will add pressure on Republicans’ contentious efforts to end the law. more
A child climbing a tree, another frolicking in a pumpkin patch, a boy playing the drums, a baby and mother sleeping, a woman with cancer playing a game with friends, a man splitting wood, the word “life” … they are all images used in Lifespan’s latest advertising campaign. more
James Prochaska is director of the Cancer Prevention Research Center and professor of clinical and health psychology at the University of Rhode Island. more
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