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BLUE CORSS & BLUE SHIELD of Rhode Island BlueAngel Grants program has awarded $218,000 to local organizations to fight obesity and promote healthy eating.

BCBSRI grants $218K to anti-obesity programs

PROVIDENCE — Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island has awarded $218,000 through its BlueAngel Community Health Grants to nine organizations encouraging physical...
BCBSRI reported that 40 percent of its recorded emergency department visits in 2018 should have been handled by primary care or urgent care services. The company said that as a result of its analysis, it had eliminated $4.5 million in unnecessary health care costs.

BCBSRI finds that 40% of its covered emergency visits unnecessary

PROVIDENCE — An internal task force at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island has identified 40 percent of emergency department visits it...
BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD OF RHODE ISLAND and Oak Street Health will open three primary care health centers for Medicare patients in Rhode Island in 2019. Above, a view of an Oak Street Health center's front desk in Ashburn, Ill. / COURTESY TORI SOPER

BCBSRI, Chicago-based Oak Street Health plan 3 R.I. Medicare primary care...

PROVIDENCE — Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island is partnering with Chicago-based Oak Street Health, a network of primary care centers serving...
BLUE CROSS & BLUE SHIELD of Rhode Island's processes for approving coverage of services—known as utilization review—were found to be non-compliant with laws and regulations relating to coverage of mental health and substance use disorder benefits by the R.I. Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner in its first market conduct examination of the four health insurers in Rhode Island.

BCBSRI utilization review for mental health and substance-use disorder found deficient...

PROVIDENCE – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island’s processes for approving coverage of services – known as utilization review – were found...

OHIC: BCBSRI to contribute $5M to Behavioral Health Fund

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner, in the middle of a market conduct examination of the state’s four major insurers’...

Retired BCBSRI CEO Peter Andruszkiewicz paid $1.1M after leaving

PROVIDENCE — Peter Andruszkiewicz, former president and CEO at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, was paid incentive payments and severance totaling...

BCBSRI: Addiction recovery better at home

PROVIDENCE – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island is working to change common opinion that recovery must happen at far-away locales, sharing...
CHARTERCARE HEALTH PARTNERS has made an offer for Care New England's Memorial Hospital building, where it intends to restore services, starting with the emergency room. / COURTESY CARE NEW ENGLAND

CharterCARE makes undisclosed offer for Memorial Hospital

PAWTUCKET — Two months after CharterCARE proposed investing $10 million to restore emergency room services at the former Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island building,...
HELPING HANDS: Blue Cross employees work with Family Service of Rhode Island to rehab an outdoor playground at a school in Providence.
 / COURTESY BLUE CROSS & BLUE SHIELD OF RHODE ISLAND

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island

BEST PLACES TO WORK 2018 5. ENTERPRISE | Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island Employees in R.I.: 779 President and CEO Kim A. Keck Questions answered...
HSRI AND OHIC announced the establishment of a health insurance Market Stability Workgroup designed to suggest state-level solutions to lower health insurance costs and stabilize the health insurance market. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

ACA insurers’ rate increases tempered despite uncertainty

PROVIDENCE – Rate increase requests from the two insurers participating in the individual health insurance market were 10.7 and 8.7 percent for Blue Cross...
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