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Five Questions With Helene Forte

Helene Forte | Vice president, public plans emerging markets, Tufts Health Plan 1. Why did Tufts Health Plan want to enter R.I.’s Medicaid market? As...
THE NATIONAL COMMITTEE for Quality Assurance has named two Rhode Island Medicaid plans, Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island and UnitedHealthcare of New England Inc., among the top 10 in the U.S.

Report: NHPRI, UnitedHealthcare of New England among top 10 Medicaid plans...

WASHINGTON – Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island and UnitedHealthcare of New England Inc. ranked among the top 10 Medicaid health plans in the...
ASSISTING: Karin Rondeau, family nurse practitioner at the new Randall Square location of Providence Community Health Centers, talks with her medical assistants, Leslie Alvarez, left, and Celia Ortiz. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

PCHC moves to larger facility to meet growing demand

Providence Community Health Centers Inc. has traded its Chad Brown Street location for a larger 1 Randall Square facility in Providence to meet growing...
EMPLOYEES FROM TUFTS Health Plan volunteer at the Rhode Island Community Food Bank during the company's ninth annual Volunteer Day in June. / COURTESY TUFTS HEALTH PLAN

Tufts Health Plan expands into R.I. Medicaid market with RITogether

PROVIDENCE – Tufts Health Plan is expanding into the Rhode Island Medicaid market with RITogether, relocating its Rhode Island office to the Providence Journal...
FISCAL HELP: Dr. James Fanale, executive vice president and chief clinical officer at Care New England Health System, meets with Alyscia Grant, director of clinical integration and care-delivery redesign. Fanale anticipates improved finances in fiscal 2018, with the inclusion of a $16 million increase to Medicaid reimbursements in this year’s state budget. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Struggling R.I. hospitals welcome $16 million Medicaid boost

Rhode Island hospitals will see a $16 million increase to Medicaid reimbursements in the state budget this year, marking the first year-over-year increase in...
THE R.I. PARTNERSHIP FOR HOME CARE announced that the Homefront Health Care has closed and is in the process of transferring its patients and staff to other home care providers.

Homefront Health Care closes immediately, 450 affected

CRANSTON – Homefront Healthcare has closed its doors, the Rhode Island Partnership for Home Care announced Thursday. RIPHC reached an agreement with a court-appointed special...
SENATE MAJORITY LEADER, Mitch McConnell / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

GOP’s Obamacare repeal would cut insured by 32 million, CBO says

WASHINGTON - A Republican fallback plan to repeal all of Obamacare without a replacement health program would lead to 32 million more people uninsured than under...
OVER 400 PEOPLE were arrested in a government crackdown on health care fraud. /BLOOMBERG FILE HPTO/KIYOSHI OTA

6 arrested in R.I. as part of $1.3B health care fraud...

NEW YORK - More than four hundred people were charged in a sweeping crackdown on health care fraud that cost taxpayers $1.3 billion, in...
THE BCRA WOULD REDUCE federal funding for Medicaid in Rhode Island by $1.89 billion from the years 2020-2026 according to Avalere. /BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Report: Senate health reform would significantly reduce Medicaid funding in R.I.

PROVIDENCE - If the Better Care Reconciliation Act was passed in its current form, Rhode Island will lose $1.9 billion of federal Medicaid funding...
THE GOP HEALTH PLAN includes $50 billion in subsidies over four years to stabilize insurance exchanges. /BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ ANDREW HARRER

Senate health plan draft relies on subsidies GOP has faulted

NEW YORK - Senate Republicans’ proposal to replace Obamacare would provide an additional $50 billion over four years to stabilize insurance exchanges, relying on a...
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