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CDC: Flu Vaccine 59 percent effective for kids against most common...

PROVIDENCE — This year’s flu vaccine is 25 percent effective for all ages and more than 59 percent effective for children up to eight-years-old...

BCBS names area hospitals as Blue Distinction Centers

PROVIDENCE —  The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association has named several area hospitals as Blue Distinction Centers for five areas of specialty care as...
THE NUMBER OF outpatient positive influenza tests for the 2017-18 flu season far outweighs inpatient positive tests across all age groups except for those 65 and older. / COURTESY RIDOH

R.I. weathers intense flu season short Memorial Hospital’s emergency room

PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island hospitals are handling increased emergency calls during a flu season the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls “intense,” rivaling...
CALIFORNIA HEALTH INSURANCE Commissioner Dave Jones has announced an investigation into Aetna’s medical claim review practices following a CNN report of a deposition by Dr. Jay Ken Iinuma, former medical director for Aetna for Southern California, in which Iinuma says he never reviewed medical records while deciding to approve or deny medical claims. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

California health insurance commissioner to investigate Aetna’s medical claim review practices

WOONSOCKET – As CVS Health and Aetna continue planning for a proposed $69 billion merger, California Health Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has announced an...
CVS HEALTH HAS announced it will share $425 million in tax savings with its employees through wage increases, health and family leave benefits. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

CVS Health: Federal tax overhaul prompts wage, benefit increases for employees

WOONSOCKET – CVS Health has announced three employee wage and benefit improvement programs totaling $425 million annually to share with employees tax savings created...
THE PROPOSED MERGER between CVS Health and Aetna overvalues Aetna stock by about $9 billion, according to the market. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE

CVS-Aetna merger values Aetna $9B above market

WOOSNSOCKET – With separate CVS Health and Aetna shareholders’ votes scheduled for March 13 in New York City, the companies’ proposed merger offer of...
FORMER STATE SENATOR John J. Tassoni Jr. will coordinate high-priority strategic planning at The Substance Use and Mental Health Leadership Council of Rhode Island. / COURTESY SENTINEL GROUP

Tassoni takes on planning role on Substance Use and Mental Health...

WARWICK – Former State Senator John J. Tassoni Jr. has been appointed the new director of operations, community and government relations for the Substance...
HOUSE SPEAKER Nicholas A. Mattiello, D-Cranston, has introduced legislation that would give patients the option of only partially filling their prescription for painkillers in an effort to reduce addiction in the Ocean State. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Mattiello bill would allow patients to partially fill painkiller prescriptions

PROVIDENCE – Speaker of the House Nicholas A. Mattiello, D-Cranston, has introduced legislation that would give patients the option of only partially filling their...
ACCORDING TO HSRI officials, the individual mandate expiration will cause as much as 50 percent premium spike for individual plans over the next three years.

Sherman: HSRI premiums may spike 50% without mandate

PROVIDENCE —  HealthSource Rhode Island’s 12 percent enrollment increase was the greatest among state-based Affordable Care Act exchanges this year, but the individual mandate...
THE FLU SEASON and other viruses, along with the closure of Pawtucket's Memorial Hospital, have increased the demand for emergency department services at The Miriam Hospital on Providence's East Side. / COURTESY LIFESPAN

DOH: Lines at The Miriam Hospital caused by Memorial closure, viruses...

PROVIDENCE – A combination of new patients from the shuttered Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island in Pawtucket and a busy flu season are causing...
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