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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.
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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...

Goldberg receives lifetime achievement honor from Rhode Island Hospital

DR. RICHARD J. GOLDBERG, former senior vice president for psychiatry and behavioral health for Lifespan Corp., recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Rhode...
TAXATION NEEDS REPRESENTATION: A proposal in Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s fiscal 2020 budget forces communities and the nontaxable nonprofits located in them to come to new arrangements to aid municipal governments. 
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Forcing nonprofits to pay taxes not a solution to budget issues

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s budget proposal includes a provision that would allow communities to levy taxes on nonprofit hospitals and colleges, potentially voiding many...

Five Questions With: Dr. Athena Poppas

In November, Dr. Athena Poppas was named chief of cardiology for Rhode Island and The Miriam hospitals, and for the Warren Alpert Medical School...

CVS Health named to FlexJobs’ 100 Top Companies with Remote Jobs...

PROVIDENCE – FlexJobs, an online service for those looking for telecommuting, freelance and other jobs for remote workers, said CVS Health Corp. is on...

Hasbro Children’s Hospital names Lulla chief of pediatric hematology and oncology

PROVIDENCE – Hasbro Children’s Hospital has named Dr. Rishi Lulla as its new chief of pediatric hematology and oncology. Lulla comes to the Lifespan Corp....

Hospital tech system aims to speed communication

NEWPORT – Newport Hospital has begun using an Ascom communication system, allowing nurse-call alerts to go directly to clinician mobile devices. The smart devices...

Ranney wins 2018 Bruce M. Selya Award for Excellence in Research

PROVIDENCE – Lifespan Corp. recently announced that Dr. Megan L. Ranney, an emergency medicine physician and injury-prevention researcher, is the winner of the 2018...

Rhode Island Hospital celebrates champions at President’s Pursuit of Excellence Dinner

PROVIDENCE – More than 550 guests were jointly hosted by Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital at the annual President’s Pursuit of Excellence...

Lifespan grows operating income 23% in FY18

PROVIDENCE – Lifespan Corp.’s income from operations grew 22.7 percent to $17.9 million in fiscal 2018, as the hospital group weathered a four-day strike...
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