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ALTERED INDUSTRY: R.I. Health Insurance Commissioner Patrick Tigue, top right, discusses the future of health care after the COVID-19 pandemic during a second panel discussion at the PBN Health Care Summit on April 8. Also participating is, clockwise from top left, moderator Michael Mello, PBN editor; Dr. Claire Levesque, Tufts Health Plan chief medical officer for commercial products; Dr. Michael Bradley, CEO and president of Orthopedics Rhode Island Inc.; and Dr. Matt Collins, chief medical officer and executive vice president of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island.

Has pandemic brought changes for the better?

The COVID-19 pandemic has forever altered a lot about the health care system since it first arrived in March 2020 – telemedicine, behavioral health,...
REGISTERED NURSE Jessica Pace, left, checks the intravenous line of Dolce Contreras, of Central Falls, who was receiving convalescent plasma therapy at Rhode Island Hospital last October as part of a treatment against COVID-19. / COURTESY LIFESPAN CORP./WILLIAM MURPHY

Insurers pay COVID-19 costs for now

Rhode Island is requiring health insurers operating in the state to cover out-of-pocket expenses for customers in need of COVID-19 treatment, raising the question...

PBN Health Care Summit panel: Continued telehealth coverage a must

While telehealth has been critical for providers to check in on many of their patients during the pandemic, Marie L. Ganim, R.I. health insurance...
TALKING IT THROUGH: Panelists in the second half of the PBN Health Care Summit on Oct. 29 discuss the implications of returning to workplaces amid a rise in COVID-19 cases. The virtual panel included, clockwise from top left, Dr. Claire Levesque, from Tufts Health Plan; Peter Marino, from Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island; moderator Michael Mello, PBN editor; Dr. Matt Collins, from Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island; and Siobhain Sullivan, from Rhode Island Medical Imaging Inc.

Are you ready to return to workplace? Not so fast

Rhode Island businesses yearning to get back to a pre-COVID-19 normal should not get their hopes up yet, particularly in light of a recent...
PANELISTS participating in Providence Business News’ virtual summit on June 4 address the complications of returning to the workplace as the COVID-19 quarantine eases.

Panelists: Takes right steps for a smooth reopening

Most of us figured that reopening workplaces as the ­COVID-19 quarantine eases would require a lot more planning than just turning the lights back...
PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS honored Thursday eight C-level executives for their work in the 2020 C-Suite Awards program. Pictured top row, from left, are Providence Children's Museum Associate Director Jennifer Bose (named the 2020 Rising Star), Rhode Island Medical Imaging Inc. Chief Marketing Officer Dana Alexander Nolfe, The Groden Network Chief Clinical Officer Cooper Woodard and Brown Medicine Chief Information Officer David Hemendinger. Pictured bottom row, from left, are International Game Technology PLC Senior Vice President of Global Brand and Marketing Communications Wendy Montgomery, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Matt Collins (named the 2020 Career Achiever), Carousel Industries of North America Inc. Chief Financial Officer Jason Cherry and Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England CEO Pam Hyland. / PBN PHOTO

2020 C-Suite Awards: Collins takes pride in improving health care

PROVIDENCE – Being part of an organization that’s “passionately leading” a state of health and well-being for all of Rhode Island is why Blue...

PBN to host C-Suite Awards virtual ceremony

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Business News C-Suite Awards virtual celebration will be held on May 28 at 4 p.m. The free event will honor eight...
PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS has announced eight winners for its 2020 C-Suite Awards program.

BCBSRI’s Collins named Career Achiever among winners for PBN’s C-Suite Awards

PROVIDENCE – Providence Business News announced Friday its winners for the 2020 C-Suite Awards, honoring top C-level executives in the public, private and nonprofit...

Five Questions With: Dr. Matt Collins

Dr. Matt Collins, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island’s new executive vice president and chief medical officer, comes to the role after...

Blue Cross’ telehealth platform expands to include behavioral health services

PROVIDENCE – Behavioral health services are now available via Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island’s telehealth platform. Doctors Online allows Blue Cross members...

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