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David J. Totaro

The future of health care is ‘home first’

In Rhode Island, more than 75% of COVID-19 deaths have occurred in long-term care facilities. The public is quickly becoming aware of the inherent...

Shaffer named Rhode Island’s new Medicaid director

CRANSTON – Benjamin Shaffer has been appointed as the state’s new Medicaid director, a role he’s been filling on an interim basis since February...
SMALL STAFF: David Reiss, executive director for The Fogarty Center, a nonprofit that offers services for adults and children with developmental disabilities, speaks with Robyn Eannarino, administrative assistant. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five Questions With: David Reiss, executive director at The Fogarty Center

5Q: David Reiss | Executive director, The Fogarty Center 1. How has COVID-19 impacted the services The Fogarty Center provides and the people it...
LIASON: Dr. Matthew Smith, a physiatrist at University Orthopedics, acts as a Medicare/Medicaid liaison for doctors. He is trying to educate his peers on value-based care. / PBN PHOTO/
MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. doctor takes role urging value-based care

Dr. Matthew Smith spends most of his time working with patients, helping them heal from painful conditions that affect muscles and bones. A physiatrist at...

Hospitals balk at proposals in Raimondo’s budget plan

Hospitals in Rhode Island stand to lose more than $17 million in state money and millions more in matching federal funds if a proposed...

Use simple economics to contain health costs

Spending on U.S. health care is out of control, expanding steadily from 5% of gross domestic product in 1960 to 18% in 2018. There...
RHODE ISLAND'S Assistant Secretary for Health and Medicaid Director Patrick M. Tigue will depart his role Feb. 1 for the private sector. / COURTESY EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

R.I. Director of Medicaid Tigue to depart in Feb.

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Medicaid Director and Assistant Secretary for Health Patrick M. Tigue will leave state employment for the private sector effective Feb. 1,...
PBN FILE PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Five Questions With Marie Ganim

Marie L. Ganim | R.I. health insurance commissioner 1. Who can expect to see the most savings from the state’s reinsurance program that went...

The comforting myths of health care costs

After this season of shopping, we Americans have shown our savvy. We know that steep markdowns are illusory, that the “real” price to the...
MULTIPLE NEW LAWS and requirements will take affect in Rhode Island starting Jan. 1. / PBN FILE PHOTO/PAM BHATIA


Education accountability, electronic opioid prescriptions, mandatory health insurance among new R.I....

PROVIDENCE – As 2020 draws near, residents and businesses within Rhode Island will need to adhere to new requirements set to go into effect...

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