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Study: R.I. ranked 20th-worst state for nursing home staffing in U.S.

PROVIDENCE – As nursing facilities nationwide are facing shortages, Rhode Island ranked as the 20th-worst state for senior care staffing, according to a recent...

Neighborhood Health ranked top Medicare-Medicaid health plan in nation

SMITHFIELD – Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island has announced it was rated the top Medicare-Medicaid Health Plan in the nation based on recently...

Amo tours R.I. cancer research lab

PROVIDENCE – Shortly after advocating for cancer treatment technology in Washington, D.C., U.S. Rep. Gabe Amo, D-R.I., received an update from Rhode Island researchers...

Three Lifespan hospitals ranked among America’s Best-In-State hospitals

PROVIDENCE – Newsweek has named Rhode Island Hospital, The Miriam Hospital and Newport Hospital to its 2024 America’s Best-In-State Hospitals list. Lifespan Corp. claimed three...

Three R.I. hospitals earn ‘A’ grade, 4 others get ‘B’ from...

PROVIDENCE – Three hospitals in Rhode Island have earned an “A” grade, while four others received a “B” and two more a “C” from...

Five Questions With: Melissa Cummings

Melissa Cummings is the executive vice president and chief customer officer at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island. She discusses Blue Cross’ Medicare...

Blue Cross earns 5-star rating for Medicare Advantage plans

PROVIDENCE – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island received a 5-star rating for all of its Medicare Advantage plans by the U.S....

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,...
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