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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...
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.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

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...

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