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Blue Cross, CharterCARE Health partner on in-home care program

PROVIDENCE – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island and CharterCARE Health Partners are partnering to provide in-home care for Blue Cross’ eligible...

Blue Cross, AMC Health to partner on remote patient monitoring

PROVIDENCE – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island is partnering with AMC Health, a New York-based telehealth and remote patient monitoring provider,...

Blue Cross offers free grocery delivery for high-risk Medicare Advantage members

PROVIDENCE – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island is partnering with local businesses to offer free grocery delivery for some of its Medicare...
DATA FROM THE Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services shows that Rhode Islanders have the best access in the U.S. to Medicare Advantage prescription drug plans for 2021.

Study: R.I.’s access to Medicare Advantage drug plans best in the...

PROVIDENCE – A new MedicareAdvantage.com report finds that Rhode Island seniors have the best access in the nation to Medicare Advantage prescription drug plans...

Blue Cross expands Medicare Advantage benefits in response to COVID-19 crisis

PROVIDENCE – Beginning on Monday, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island is temporarily expanding benefits for its Medicare Advantage members through the...
U.S. SPENDING on health care increased 4.6% year over year to a total of $3.6 trillion in 2018. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

Opinion: Now for the bad news: Medicare costs are accelerating

As debates rage over the cost of United States health care, Medicare’s actuaries have issued a new report. In 2018, overall national spending on...

Blue Cross offers new, expanded benefits with 2020 Medicare Advantage plan

PROVIDENCE – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island has rolled out its 2020 Medicare Advantage plan, which the insurer says includes benefits...
ENROLLEES in a Medicare Advantage program, the private-sector, taxpayer-financed alternative to traditional Medicare, has steadily increased in recent years. / BLOOMBERG NEWS

Medicare Advantage plans 2020: Cigna, CVS’ Aetna offer competing plans

NEW YORK – Health insurers across the United States will race to enroll more seniors in lucrative government-backed Medicare plans this month, even as...
BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD OF RHODE ISLAND and Oak Street Health will open three primary care health centers for Medicare patients in Rhode Island in 2019. Above, a view of an Oak Street Health center's front desk in Ashburn, Ill. / COURTESY TORI SOPER

BCBSRI, Chicago-based Oak Street Health plan 3 R.I. Medicare primary care...

PROVIDENCE — Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island is partnering with Chicago-based Oak Street Health, a network of primary care centers serving...
BETTER ­RANKINGS: Shayla Durfey, third-year medical student at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, is a co-author of a study that finds that federal rankings for cost-saving Medicare Advantage Plans improve when adjusted for race, neighborhood poverty and social risk.  
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MICHAEL SALERNO

Brown study: Adjusting Medicare Advantage Plan scores for race, poverty a...

Federal rankings for cost-saving Medicare Advantage Plans improve when adjusted for race, neighborhood poverty and social risk, increasing reimbursement rates for companies offering them,...

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