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Ejnes named to American Board of Internal Medicine as chair-elect

CRANSTON – A local internal medicine specialist has been named chair-elect of the American Board of Internal Medicine.Dr. Yul D. Ejnes was among five...
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Five Questions With Christopher Ferraro

5Q: Christopher Ferraro | Chief financial officer, Coastal Medical Inc.1. Coastal Medical has operated as an accountable care organization since 2012. What led...
PROPOSED CHANGES: Panelists at the 2019 PBN Spring Health Care Summit discuss efforts of President Donald Trump’s administration to undermine or replace the Affordable Care Act, as well as Trump’s proposed changes in regulations for accountable care organizations and the cost of prescription drugs. From left: Dr. Marylou Buyse, chief medical officer of Neighborhood Health Plan of R.I.; Dr. James E. Fanale, CEO of Care New England; Chris Ferraro, chief financial officer at Coastal Medical; Marie L. Ganim, R.I. health insurance commissioner; Stephen Kogut, professor of pharmacy practice at URI; and Zachary W. Sherman, director of HealthSource RI.
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Undermining of ACA could reverse R.I. gains

If repeated attempts by President Donald Trump’s administration to undermine or replace the Affordable Care Act aren’t thwarted, consequences in Rhode Island could be...
INSIDE KNOWLEDGE: Members of the first panel at the 2018 Spring Providence Business News Health Care ­Summit April 6 at the Providence Marriott Downtown: from left, Dr. Gus Manocchia of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island; Stephen Farrell, CEO of UnitedHealthcare of New England; Dr. Claire Levesque, board-certified neurologist and chief medical officer for commercial products at Tufts Health Plan; and Joan Kwiatkowski, CEO of CareLink and the PACE Organization of Rhode Island.
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Health Care Summit: System needs more primary care doctors, cost control

Two themes led much of the discussion during the first of two panels at Providence Business News’ 2018 Spring Health Care Summit: primary care...
INDUSTRY CONCERNS: Members of the second panel at the 2018 Spring Providence Business News Health Care Summit discuss cost-of-care concerns in the industry. From left, Al Charbonneau, executive director of the Rhode Island Business Group on Health; David Burnett, acting chief operating officer for Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island; and R.I. Health Commissioner Marie L. Ganim.
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Summit: More questions than answers on health care cost savings

While the Affordable Care Act still requires people to buy health insurance, the Republican tax bill signed into law late last year zeroed out...
THE PBN SPRING HEALTH CARE Summit addressed a multitude of problems, developments and strengths in the Rhode Island health care market.

PBN 2018 Spring Health Care Summit examines strategic, legislative hurdles to...

PROVIDENCE — Panelists at the 2018 Spring Providence Business News Health Care Summit at the Providence Marriott Friday morning agreed primary care physicians suffer...
STANDING OUT: Pictured with Caitlin Kennedy, left, Clinical Pharmacist Managed Care coordinator, and Melissa Feid, Transitions of Care program manager, Dr. Al Kurose, president and CEO of Coastal Medical, says the company is reducing costs by creating jobs and transforming how to deliver health care. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Accountable care creates new roles, rapid growth at Coastal Medical

Coastal Medical is a physician-owned-and-governed, primary care-driven accountable care organization based in Providence. It delivers service to 120,000 patients, with 20 medical offices and...

Coastal Medical support system eases workload, attracts physicians

Rhode Island is a difficult market for recruiting primary care doctors, but Providence-based Coastal Medical, which added 10 new physicians Oct. 2, says its...

PBN fall 2017 Health Care Summit set for Oct. 5 in...

PROVIDENCE - PBN’s fall 2017 Health Care Summit will take place Oct. 5 at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick from 8:30-11:30 p.m. This year the...
BEYOND COMFORT, CHANGING CULTURE: Katrina Thompson-Burnett was trained for laboratory work, but her role at Coastal Medical has forced her to develop new skills while helping transform Coastal’s culture. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Thompson-Burnett has transformed herself and Coastal Medical

Perhaps the best leaders are those who can step out of their comfort zones.Katrina Thompson-Burnett describes herself as a “socially awkward” laboratorian. With an...
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