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RECENT IMPROVEMENTS: HealthSource RI Director Zachary W. Sherman speaks with Robin Dionne, HSRI chief public affairs officer. Sherman said recent improvements to the HSRI for Employers program include technology advances that have allowed HSRI to connect employers with ancillary products to supplement health and dental plans.
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HSRI: Stable but will it ever cover costs?

Soon after the state established HealthSource RI in 2014, it was recognized as one of the nation’s most successful health-benefits exchanges in meeting enrollment...
PRO-CHANGE BEHAVIOR SYSTEMS and the Rhode Island Quality Institute are collaborating to offer a screening program, HealthCoach for Me, to aid practices in helping patients with weight loss and smoking cessation.

Pro-Change, RIQI launch weight-loss, tobacco cessation screening pilot

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Pro-Change Behavior Systems Inc. is collaborating with the Rhode Island Quality Institute using a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ grant...

CMS sepsis care scores rank R.I. fourth lowest in U.S.

PROVIDENCE – The rate at which Rhode Island hospitals properly treat sepsis, a life-threatening reaction to infection that kills more than 200,000 people yearly...

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...

HSRI applying for reinsurance, sole proprietor access to employer market

PROVIDENCE — HealthSource RI is beginning work to apply for two 1332 waivers through the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services for a reinsurance...
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...
THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION has temporarily halted $10.4 billion in Affordable Care Act risk management payments to insurers, a change that some say will put the "solvency of the market ... at risk."

Latest Trump administration action puts health insurance market ‘at risk’

PROVIDENCE – President Donald Trump’s administration is temporarily halting $10.4 billion in Affordable Care Act risk management payments to insurers. The move could have...
THE EXECUTIVE OFFICE of Health and Human Services awarded $1.5 million to URI to create programs to train health care professionals of the future. / COURTESY URI

R.I. awards $1.3 million to URI for health care workforce training

SOUTH KINGSTOWN — Rhode Island’s Executive Office of Health and Human Services has awarded $1.3 million from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid...
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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