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An analysis of proposed health insurance companies’ rate filings indicates that outpatient spending is expected to be the largest driver of health insurance premiums next year, according to Avalere Health, a Washington-based consulting firm focusing on health care companies and related nonprofit entities. more
While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that some 500,000 babies are born prematurely each year – representing one of every eight live births in the United States – data from the March of Dimes indicate some 380,000 babies – or about one in 10 – are born prematurely each year. more
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
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island has announced a new contract with Virgin Pulse to offer its members a customized wellness platform. more
Memorial Hospital and Women & Infants Hospital have received grant funds from the National Institutes of Health, as part of an NIH national initiative called Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes. more
Pfizer Inc. agreed to buy Medivation Inc. for about $14 billion, gaining a blockbuster prostate-cancer treatment and leaving French drugmaker Sanofi jilted. more
Rhode Island will receive eight awards totaling $774,322 for health center quality improvements and to provide comprehensive care. more
(Updated 3:14 p.m.) Rhode Island’s median family income rose to $70,108 last year from $61,605 in 2014, but the number of children living in poverty still remains high at 40,566, or 19.4 percent, Rhode Island KIDS COUNT said this week. more
The R.I. State Council on the Arts said applications are available for organizations and individuals interested in various grants. more
Thanks to a $2.6 million grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Dr. Charles Eaton, director of the Center for Primary Care and Prevention at Memorial Hospital, and his colleagues across the country are leading the first and largest community-based primary prevention trial on the effects of exercise and strength training on heart failure in elderly women. more
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