Struggling R.I. hospitals welcome $16 million Medicaid boost

FISCAL HELP: Dr. James Fanale, executive vice president and chief clinical officer at Care New England Health System, meets with Alyscia Grant, director of clinical integration and care-delivery redesign. Fanale anticipates improved finances in fiscal 2018, with the inclusion of a $16 million increase to Medicaid reimbursements in this year’s state budget. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
FISCAL HELP: Dr. James Fanale, executive vice president and chief clinical officer at Care New England Health System, meets with Alyscia Grant, director of clinical integration and care-delivery redesign. Fanale anticipates improved finances in fiscal 2018, with the inclusion of a $16 million increase to Medicaid reimbursements in this year’s state budget. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
Rhode Island hospitals will see a $16 million increase to Medicaid reimbursements in the state budget this year, marking the first year-over-year increase in five fiscal years. “Delightfully, the state this year agreed to increase the funding for reimbursements,” said Dr. James Fanale, executive vice president and chief clinical officer at Care New England Health…

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