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Long-term health care costs in Rhode Island have risen more rapidly over the past five years than in the United States as a whole and can cost as much as 40 percent more each year than the national average, according to the Genworth 2014 Cost of Care Survey released Monday. more
Care Thread, a Providence-based alumnus of the Betaspring accelerator program that provides secure mobile messaging for hospitals, has been named a finalist in the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Innovation Hub Pilot Shark Tank Challenge along with nine other health-tech startups. more
Seven Rhode Island physicians are among 4,000 doctors and organizations nationwide who received at least $1 million in Medicare reimbursements in 2012, according to an unprecedented and controversial set of data released this week. more
Spending on prescription drugs rose 4 percent last year, as more patients were prescribed specialty medications and took advantage of prescription benefits from their health insurance programs in an improving economy, CVS Caremark Corp. said Thursday in its annual Insights report. more
After a six-month period as acting president, Mark R. Marcantano has officially been named president and chief operating officer of Women & Infants Hospital, Care New England said Wednesday. Marcantano, who has been in leadership roles at the hospital since 2010, began serving as interim president following the retirement in October of Constance A. Howes, who left the hospital after 30 years. more
Medicare paid almost 4,000 doctors and medical providers more than $1 million apiece in 2012, including seven who received more than $10 million. Eye doctors were among the highest compensated, including one Florida ophthalmologist who received $21 million. more
A website dedicated to health care careers and education has named Women & Infants Hospital one of the 30 most environmentally friendly hospitals in the world, based on environmental certifications, recycling efforts, green construction standards and energy-saving programs. more
CVS Caremark Corp. said Thursday its charitable trust awarded grants to 70 school and community health centers and clinics nationwide, part of a multi-year, $5 million effort to partner with organizations that provide health care to traditionally underserved populations. 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
Blood Centers of America Inc. announced Wednesday, April 2, that it has merged with GSABC Cooperative Corp., effective April 1. more
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