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Leaders of the Rhode Island Health Insurance Small Employer Taskforce are calling for greater transparency in health care provider finances following the release of national data for the top 100 most frequently billed procedures under Medicare. more
Brown University has named David Savitz, currently professor of epidemiology in the Brown School of Public Health and professor of obstetrics and gynecology in the Warren Alpert School of Medicine, as its new vice president of research. more
As an offering for master’s level students, Salve Regina University will run a certificate of advanced graduate studies in substance abuse and treatment program, the university announced Monday. more
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced on April 29 that the application for health coverage has been simplified and significantly shortened. more
Rhode Island Hospital became the first hospital in New England, and among the first in the country, to treat a patient with an implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD) that uses the novel approach of a single lead to sense changes in the heart’s upper chamber, the atrium. more
As part of the rollout of the new Rhode Island 2013 Community Health Needs Assessment and a new website, the Hospital Association of Rhode Island and the R.I. Department of Health handed out blue squeezable stress balls, indicative of one of the major findings: Rhode Island has a problem with its mental health. more
The Rhode Island Business Group on Health is calling upon the R.I. General Assembly to form a binding commission to address excess hospital bed capacity in the state, the group announced on May 1. more
PROVIDENCE – Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced last week that as part of a nationwide settlement against the drug manufacturer Amgen Inc., the state will receive $54,248. more
Steward Health Care, the for-profit hospital network based in Boston, filed suit in Superior Court on May 1 against Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, alleging that the health insurer engaged in “unlawful attempted and actual monopolization of the market” caused the failure of Steward’s bid to purchase Landmark Medical Center. more
The real national costs of emergency department visits may be as high as 10 percent of national health care expenditures, according to a report released by Brown University’s Dr. Michael H. Lee. more
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