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RHODE ISLAND HOSPITAL has been named among the nation's top 50 cardiovascular hospitals by IBM Watson Health for the fifth time.

Report: Rhode Island Hospital among 50 top cardiovascular hospitals in...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island Hospital has been named to IBM Watson Health’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals 2019 Winner List, the only one in Rhode Island and...
IN A REPORT in the Rhode Island Medical Journal, Clinica Esperanza posits that its Bridging the (Health Equity) Gap program could save the Rhode Island health care system up to nearly $800,000 annually if expanded to 8,000 uninsured Hispanics statewide.

Study: Clinica Esperanza BTG program could save R.I. health care system...

PROVIDENCE – In a new report slated to be published in the upcoming November edition of the Rhode Island Medical Journal, the Clinica Esperanza/Hope...

Health groups upgrade R.I. hepatitis C Medicaid access to ‘A-’

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Executive Office of Health and Human Services removed all restrictions on curative hepatitis C treatments for its Medicaid patients on...

Obamacare poised for booster shot

Health spending accounts for 18 percent of U.S. gross domestic product, and disagreements about government’s role in paying for these costs and ensuring coverage...

Why a work requirement hurts the poor

There’s been a lot of talk recently about adding work requirements for in-kind welfare programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which provides...
THE OFFICE OF THE Health Insurance Commissioner announced a partnership with the R.I. Executive Office of Health & Human Services, Brown University and the Peterson Center on Healthcare to examine health care cost trends in the state and establish a health care cost growth target.

Local health care costs target of new state collaboration

PROVIDENCE - The cost of health care in the Ocean State will be examined by a coalition of four academic, industry and state government...
INVESTING IN R.I.: Democratic gubernatorial candidate Matt Brown says Rhode Island should follow North Dakota in setting up a revenue-generating bank for the state. He says the lending bank would partner with local community groups and credit unions, with profits reinvested in the state. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO


Matt Brown wants R.I.’s governor to focus less on business interests...

Matt Brown, a longtime activist for social, educational and environmental causes, wants to bring that mission to the top level of state government next...
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...

NHPRI exiting Rhody Health Options program

PROVIDENCE – Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island has notified the R.I. Executive Office of Health and Human Services it will end its participation...
THE HOUSE APPROVED A $9.6 BILLION fiscal 2019 budget on Friday. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD

House Finance Committee to consider 2019 state budget

PROVIDENCE – A key legislative committee on Friday is expected to take up revisions to the fiscal year 2019 state budget proposal released earlier...
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