Wednesday, May 18, 2022

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U.S. Sen. Jack Reed announced grants to Rhode Island to help the homeless and help clean up Narragansett Bay. /

Reed announces social service, <br>environmental grants

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jack Reed today announced nearly $500,000 worth of federal grants to benefit the homeless in Rhode Island, as well as...

New act creates bad insurance for small businesses

If Cadillac-quality health insurance coverage is too expensive for small businesses, is Chevy-quality coverage better than no coverage at all? In the complicated discussions...

RIH union ratifies 4-year contract

PROVIDENCE – Members of the Rhode Island Hospital United Nurses and Allied Professionals voted 323 to 224 to ratify a four-year contract that would...
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BrainGate named one of year’s <br>most innovative products

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – R&D Magazine today named the BrainGate Neural Interface System one of the top 100 most innovative new products of the year....
Jo Ann Rapoza, VP of patient services at St. Luke's Hopsital, leads U.S. Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., on an examination of some of the results of the hospital's $33 million renovation. /

St. Luke’s celebrates $33M project

NEW BEDFORD - After three years and $33 million, St. Luke's Hospital of New Bedford cut the ribbon on its redesigned Emergency Department, three...
DR. CHARLES EATON,   the director of the Center for Primary Care and Prevention at Memorial Hospital,  will lead the electronic health records initiative. Above, Eaton examines Leeane Blakey at the center, updating and reviewing her EHR. /

Memorial Hospital, Brown in EHR alliance with health-records provider

PAWTUCKET – Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island’s Center for Primary Care and Prevention, an affiliate of the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University,...

UnitedHealth signs firm to sell policies online

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Direct-response marketing firm eBenefits Direct Inc. (Pinksheets: EBFD) is teaming up with UnitedHealthcare to resell its life and health insurance,...

Fire cuts power to hospital, 6 state departments

CRANSTON – State offices at the John O. Pastore campus were open today despite an underground electrical fire that left many departments without electrical...

Study: Workers struggle with health benefit terms

WASHINGTON – Many U.S. workers don’t understand how their health coverage works and admit they struggle with even the most basic health care vocabulary,...
UNDER THE NEW RATES, Mediaid reimbursements to pharmacies for generic drugs will average 36% less than what the stores pay for the medications, a GAO analysis found. /

Medicaid to slash payments for generic drugs

WASHINGTON – Medicaid, the national health care plan for the poor, will reduce its payments for generic medicines, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and...

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