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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...
ASSESSMENT FEE: Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has proposed a fiscal 2020 budget that includes a Medicaid Employer Assessment Fee, which if approved would annually charge companies that employ 300 or more workers as much as a $1,500 penalty per employee who was not offered health insurance but then qualified for state-supported Medicaid.
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Raimondo proposes new fee to ensure employers offer health insurance

A powerful disincentive for not offering employees health care insurance is included in the proposed 2020 budget introduced by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo. If a...
HELPING HAND: Customer-service representative Ramon Chevas German, right, assists a client with health insurance at a HealthSource RI center in East ­Providence.
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Raimondo budget supports reinsurance program

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s budget includes proposals she says are intended to keep health insurance affordable for thousands of Rhode Islanders, in response to...

Wood River Health Services names Croke president, CEO

HOPKINTON – South Kingstown resident Alison L. Croke is the new president and CEO of Wood River Health Services, which provides primary care, pediatrics,...

ACLU of Rhode Island settles suit against state on behalf of...

PROVIDENCE – The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island has ended its class-action lawsuit against the state claiming its Medicare Premium Payment Program kicked people...
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...
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