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PRICE TRANSPARENCY: Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island CEO and President Kim A. Keck, center, says while most insurers have tools to share cost information and pass them along to members and providers, price distributions aren’t widely used because when patients have a health issue that needs to be addressed, they aren’t likely to cost-compare and shop for services. Keck is flanked by, from left: UnitedHealthcare of New England CEO Stephen Farrell; R.I. Health Commissioner Marie L. Ganim; Coastal Medical CEO and President Dr. Alan Kurose; and Rhode Island Foundation CEO and President Neil D. Steinberg. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Complexities of price transparency in health care makes it an elusive...

Prices attached to health care services and products need to be more transparent, according to panelists at the Providence Business News 2019 Fall Health...
PREPARED: R.I. State Police Trooper Brendan Morgan with his opioid overdose kit and supply of naloxone that he needs to have for his patrol. / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

State making strides curbing opioid abuse

A 9 percent decline in opioid-overdose deaths during the first eight months of 2017 compared with the same period the previous year shows Rhode...
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Caroline Kuo, right, works with a team studying the family dynamics of the HIV epidemic in South Africa. The country is one of many field sites where students in the Global Public Health master’s degree program can gain field experience. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY/ANDREW NAYSMITH,

Brown to offer global public health master’s degree

PROVIDENCE - Brown University's School of Public Health will offer a two-year master's degree in global public health beginning in the fall 2018 academic term,...
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