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EOHHS: Medicaid to cover doula, community health workers services

CRANSTON – Doula and community health worker services are now covered by Medicaid in Rhode Island after receiving federal approval from the Centers for...
CHECKING IN: This is a sample screen of the Papa Inc. mobile app that allows independent contractors called pals to connect with seniors in their areas who need assistance or companionship. The service is offered through certain health insurance plans provided by Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island and Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island.  / PBN PHOTO

Health insurers offering ‘grandkids on-demand’

Now in partnership with health plans in Rhode Island, a company called Papa Inc. is providing a service that’s been marketed as “grandkids on-demand,”...

Blue Cross Medicare Advantage plans earn 5-star rating

PROVIDENCE – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island’s 2022 Medicare Advantage health maintenance organization, or HMO, and preferred provider organization, or PPO,...
QUICK RECOVERY: Dr. John Froehlich, director of the Total Joint Center at The Miriam Hospital, says within the last year, the center has reduced its average hospital stay for patients having knees and hips replaced from four days to one day. / COURTESY LIFESPAN CORP./BILL MURPHY

At Miriam, joint replacement is becoming less of a pain

Thirty years ago, when Dr. John Froehlich was an orthopedic surgical resident, the average stay for patients coming into hospitals for replacement of knees...

2 R.I. hospitals earn ‘A,’ 3 earn ‘B’ and 2 earn...

PROVIDENCE – Two hospitals in Rhode Island have earned “A” grades from national watchdog The Leapfrog Group in its fall 2020 safety ratings. Landmark Medical...
DATA FROM THE Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services shows that Rhode Islanders have the best access in the U.S. to Medicare Advantage prescription drug plans for 2021.

Study: R.I.’s access to Medicare Advantage drug plans best in the...

PROVIDENCE – A new MedicareAdvantage.com report finds that Rhode Island seniors have the best access in the nation to Medicare Advantage prescription drug plans...

CMS: R.I. has highest nursing home COVID-19 rates in New England

PROVIDENCE – COVID-19 testing in Rhode Island’s nursing homes reflected a 4% positive rate at the end of last month, falling below a mark...
LIASON: Dr. Matthew Smith, a physiatrist at University Orthopedics, acts as a Medicare/Medicaid liaison for doctors. He is trying to educate his peers on value-based care. / PBN PHOTO/
MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. doctor takes role urging value-based care

Dr. Matthew Smith spends most of his time working with patients, helping them heal from painful conditions that affect muscles and bones. A physiatrist at...

Healthcentric Advisors receives CMS award to oversee quality improvements

PROVIDENCE – A three-alliance organization has been awarded a five-year contract from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to serve as a regional...
RHODE ISLAND was awarded a $3.4 million planning grant from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to expand the capacity to treat substance use disorders by Medicaid providers in the state. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

R.I. receives $3.4M federal grant to expand addiction treatment by Medicaid...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island was awarded a $3.5 million planning grant to increase the state’s treatment capacity of Medicaid providers for substance use disorder...
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