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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...
SOME GOOD NEWS: Lee-Ann Quinn’s son, Zach, just turned 21 and his family learned recently that the state will continue to cover the nursing care that he needs to stay at home. About 15 other families are waiting for word on similar benefits for children who’ve recently aged out of pediatric benefits. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Anxious R.I. families await decision on special medical coverage

Like most kids, Zach Quinn and Corinna Calise lived at home with their families for their entire lives. But the two, both of whom...

Uncle Sam can’t whip us into shape

I trust government to soften the harshness of capitalism via subsidies , to provide health insurance , to build roads and bridges, to maintain...
TUFTS HEALTH PLAN received top scores from the National Committee for Quality Insurance for its health plans in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Tufts Health Plan earns top national ranking

PROVIDENCE – Tufts Health Plan’s HMO plan in Rhode Island has earned a top rating from the National Committee for Quality Assurance for the...
BUSY CARETAKER: Victoria Mitchell, a certified nursing assistant at Hopkins Manor in North Providence, says she and her co-workers care for up to 11 patients per shift, bathing, dressing and feeding each one in turn. It is an increase from the eight patients Mitchell used to care for during her morning shift when she began working as a CNA 22 years ago.
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Nursing homes care more with less

When she started working as a certified nursing assistant 22 years ago, Victoria Mitchell was assigned about eight patients during her morning shifts. Now, Mitchell...
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Five Questions With Christopher Ferraro

5Q: Christopher Ferraro | Chief financial officer, Coastal Medical Inc. 1. Coastal Medical has operated as an accountable care organization since 2012. What led...

CCAP opens dental facility in Coventry

COVENTRY – Rhode Island’s Comprehensive Community Action Program has announced the opening of a new family dental center in the town. The center, a newly...

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