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State to restore hospital charity care fund, Medicaid enrollment growing faster...

PROVIDENCE — Executive Office of Health and Human Services’ Medicaid Director Patrick Tigue has recommended increasing the Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital funding to the...

EOHHS extends UHIP contract with Deloitte through March 2019

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Executive Office of Health and Human Services has extended its contract with Deloitte, the vendor responsible for the state’s Unified...
HOSPITAL LEADERS recently testified in opposition to proposed state cuts to the Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital program. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD

Hospital leaders testify against cutting state match to Medicaid funds

PROVIDENCE – On Thursday, hospital leaders from throughout the state testified at the House Committee on Finance’s Human Services Subcommittee hearing on the Executive...
THE FISCAL 2017 SINGLE AUDIT for Rhode Island consisted of 79 recommendations. Many of the issues were related to the RIBridges system, part of the UHIP computer overhaul. / COURTESY OFFICE OF THE AUDITOR GENERAL

R.I.’s Single Audit finds shortcomings in state IT planning, execution

PROVIDENCE – The lack of a state government strategic plan to replace and enhance key financial systems is but one conclusion reached in the...
THE EXECUTIVE OFFICE of Health and Human Services awarded $1.5 million to URI to create programs to train health care professionals of the future. / COURTESY URI

R.I. awards $1.3 million to URI for health care workforce training

SOUTH KINGSTOWN — Rhode Island’s Executive Office of Health and Human Services has awarded $1.3 million from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid...

Neighborhood loses $1.7 million in 2017, as proposed Medicaid cuts worry...

SMITHFIELD – Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island posted a net loss of $1.7 million in 2017, and President and CEO Peter M. Marino...

Prescription drug costs a crime

President Donald Trump has complained that U.S. drug companies are “getting away with murder.” For once the hyperbole is forgivable: It suggests he takes...

What’s bad for GE is worse for America

General Electric’s multibillion-dollar loss in a unit that sold long-term-care insurance is a blow from which the iconic company is still reeling. But it’s...
THE AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION has filed a lawsuit challenging the program that has removed Rhode Islanders from Medicaid benefits.

ACLU files federal lawsuit over Medicaid benefits

PROVIDENCE – The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a federal lawsuit that seeks class action status on behalf of people who say they...
SURPLUS: With most Rhode Island hospitals experiencing a decline in patients since 2006, and falling demand for inpatient services, the state has a surplus of hospital beds. Shown above is a patient room from The Miriam Hospital in Providence. / COURTESY ­LIFESPAN CORP.

Hospital demand falls, industry groups differ on whether to embrace trend

Officials and an expert analysis agree Rhode Island has a hospital-bed surplus coupled with a trend toward diminishing demand for inpatient services, but local...

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