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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...
A REPORT from the American Clinical Laboratory Association said that in 2018, the clinical laboratory industry had a direct economic impact of $191.3 million.

Report: Clinical laboratories sector has $191.3M direct economic impact in 2018

PROVIDENCE – The clinical laboratories sector had a $191.3 million direct economic impact in Rhode Island in 2018, according to a new report from...

Five Questions With: Howard Dulude

In December, Howard Dulude was named the new finance director for the Hospital Association of Rhode Island, where he will work with staff and...
FIRST STEP: Rhode Island Business Group on Health Executive Director Al Charbonneau says a federal rule requiring hospitals to post pricing data online is the first of many steps to price transparency. Next to Charbonneau is Hospital Association of Rhode Island President Teresa Paiva Weed.
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New CMS rule requires hospitals to post pricing data online

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services requires hospitals’ pricing data to be posted to their websites, billed as the first step toward a...
BETTER ­RANKINGS: Shayla Durfey, third-year medical student at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, is a co-author of a study that finds that federal rankings for cost-saving Medicare Advantage Plans improve when adjusted for race, neighborhood poverty and social risk.  
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MICHAEL SALERNO

Brown study: Adjusting Medicare Advantage Plan scores for race, poverty a...

Federal rankings for cost-saving Medicare Advantage Plans improve when adjusted for race, neighborhood poverty and social risk, increasing reimbursement rates for companies offering them,...

New Medicare cards replace Social Security numbers to protect beneficiaries

PROVIDENCE – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is mailing new Medicare cards this month with randomly assigned Medicare numbers instead of Social...

Trump administration resumes ACA risk management payments

PROVIDENCE — The Trump administration is resuming $10.4 billion in Affordable Care Act risk management payments halted earlier this month after a New Mexico...
ACTIONS BY THE TRUP ADMINISTRATION have been disruptive to health insurance exchanges, like HealthSource RI, that were created as part of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Are Rhode Island companies backing away from using it as a result?

HSRI: ACA risk sharing formula unaffected in 2019, payments should continue

PROVIDENCE — HealthSource RI Director Zachary W. Sherman and nine fellow state-based marketplace directors have sent a letter to federal health officials urging support...
HEALTHCENTRIC ADVISORS has won a federal $390,000 project to train 13 Rhode Island nursing homes to provide behavioral health care.

Healthcentric wins $390,000 contract to train staff at 13 local nursing...

PROVIDENCE — Healthcentric Advisors, a Rhode Island based nonprofit specializing in healthcare quality improvement, has been awarded a two-year, $390,000 Special Innovation Project with...
CARE NEW England on Thursday said it has received one of 32 national Accountable Health Communities model grants from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, receiving an anticipated $3.9 million for a five-year initiative focused on ensuring that high-risk Medicare & Medicaid patients have access to high-quality health care services.

Care New England selected by CMS for $3.9 million cooperative agreement

PROVIDENCE – Care New England on Thursday said it has received one of 32 national Accountable Health Communities model grants from the federal Centers...
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