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Blue Cross, University Orthopedics partner on joint replacement bundled payment plan

EAST PROVIDENCE – University Orthopedics Inc. and Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island have agreed on a new payment model for outpatient...

Neighborhood Health Plan of R.I. donates 400 gifts to schoolchildren

PROVIDENCE – Staffers from Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island purchased and helped distribute more than 400 gifts for underserved Providence schoolchildren during the...
A COALITION OF PHARMACIES, including CVS, have argued in federal court that doctors and other health care practitioners who write prescriptions bear ultimate responsibility for improper distribution of opioids to patients, not pharmacists. / AP FILE PHOTO/DAVID J. PHILLIP

Pharmacies say prescribers bear opioid crisis responsibility

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Doctors and other health care practitioners who write prescriptions bear ultimate responsibility for improper distribution of opioids to patients, not...
THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE Island, The Memory and Aging Program at Butler Hospital, and Florida-based BayCare Health System are collaborating on a retinal-screening study that could potentially help clinicians detect Alzheimer's disease earlier than is currently possible.

URI teaming up with Butler Hospital, BayCare in Florida on Alzheimer’s...

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – In a joint collaboration, the University of Rhode Island, Florida-based BayCare Health System and The Memory and Aging Program at Butler...

RIDOH: Unvaccinated health workers must wear masks due to widespread flu

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Health has issued a masking requirement for health care workers who have not received a flu shot. Officials issued...

Five Questions With: Bora Youn

Bora Youn, a researcher who is working with professors from Brown University’s School of Public Health, recently received about $21,000 from the American Lung...

Scituate Neighborhood Health Station earns NCQA recognition

BURRILLVILLE – WellOne Primary Medical and Dental Care has announced that its Scituate facility, the Scituate Neighborhood Health Station, has earned a patient-centered medical...

Providence College researcher named DeBakey Fellow in History of Medicine

PROVIDENCE – A Providence College researcher has been named a National Library of Medicine Michael E. DeBakey Fellow in the History of Medicine for...

Overdose spike brings URI mobile health clinic to Providence

PROVIDENCE – In response to a surge in overdoses over Thanksgiving week, CODAC Behavioral Healthcare is bringing its University of Rhode Island Rhode to...
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Five Questions With Marie Ganim

Marie L. Ganim | R.I. health insurance commissioner 1. Who can expect to see the most savings from the state’s reinsurance program that went...
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