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RHODE ISLAND has received $5.4 million from the manufacturer of Suboxone to settle allegations of improper marketing and promotion. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JOHN MOORE

Suboxone manufacturer pays R.I. $5.4M settlement over improper promotion of drug

PROVIDENCE – Reckitt Benckiser Group has agreed to pay Rhode Island $5.2 million in a settlement over allegations that it improperly marketed and promoted...
BUSY CARETAKER: Victoria Mitchell, a certified nursing assistant at Hopkins Manor in North Providence, says she and her co-workers care for up to 11 patients per shift, bathing, dressing and feeding each one in turn. It is an increase from the eight patients Mitchell used to care for during her morning shift when she began working as a CNA 22 years ago.
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Nursing homes care more with less

When she started working as a certified nursing assistant 22 years ago, Victoria Mitchell was assigned about eight patients during her morning shifts. Now, Mitchell...

House Committee on Oversight: MTM, EOHHS have until Feb. 28 to...

PROVIDENCE — Medical Transportation Management Inc., is one month and hundreds of complaints into their three-and-a-half-year, $115 million contract with the Executive Office of...
THE EXECUTIVE OFFICE of Health and Human Services has expanded Medicaid coverage for Direct Acting Anti-viral Drugs to include all Medicaid enrollees.

R.I. expands coverage of hepatitis C-fighting drugs to all Medicaid enrollees

PROVIDENCE — When Medicaid enrollee Michelle Giron was denied coverage for hepatitis C-curing drugs the second time in May, she and the Rhode Island...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO has directed the R.I. Department of Adminstration to implement reforms that will enhance accountacbility, strengthen the state's standards for certification and licensing for employees and reforms that will increase the state's ability to discipline those who fail to meet those standards. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELI SHERMAN

Raimondo implements accountability reforms following EOHHS debacle

PROVIDENCE – Following the dismissal of an Executive Office of Health and Human Services lawyer for failing to maintain standing with the R.I. Supreme...
IT STARTS AT THE TOP: Critics and political opponents say Gov. Gina M. Raimondo should have known about the deception that a state lawyer was committing by not filing a timely appeal to a court ruling about state reimbursement rates to nursing homes. / PBN FILE PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

Business as usual at EOHHS not an acceptable way to govern

Should Gov. Gina M. Raimondo have known about the malfeasance of an attorney in the Executive Office of Health and Human Services, one that...
WHERE DOES THE BUCK STOP? How high into the Raimondo administration should the ax fall for the EOHHS Medicaid appeal mess fall?

Who should be held responsible for the missed appeal in the...

With the failure of the R.I. Executive Office of Health and Human Services to file an appeal of a R.I. Superior Court ruling in...
THE EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF Health and Human Services failed to file an appeal to a decision related to Medicaid reimbursement payments to nursing facilities, potentially costing the state tens of millions of dollars.

Missed EOHHS appeal filing could cost state tens of millions of...

PROVIDENCE – A missed appeal from a lawyer for the R.I. Executive Office of Health and Human Services for a case concerning the interpretation...

State to restore hospital charity care fund, Medicaid enrollment growing faster...

PROVIDENCE — Executive Office of Health and Human Services’ Medicaid Director Patrick Tigue has recommended increasing the Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital funding to the...
THE FISCAL 2017 SINGLE AUDIT for Rhode Island consisted of 79 recommendations. Many of the issues were related to the RIBridges system, part of the UHIP computer overhaul. / COURTESY OFFICE OF THE AUDITOR GENERAL

R.I.’s Single Audit finds shortcomings in state IT planning, execution

PROVIDENCE – The lack of a state government strategic plan to replace and enhance key financial systems is but one conclusion reached in the...
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