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FIRST STEP: Rhode Island Business Group on Health Executive Director Al Charbonneau says a federal rule requiring hospitals to post pricing data online is the first of many steps to price transparency. Next to Charbonneau is Hospital Association of Rhode Island President Teresa Paiva Weed.
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New CMS rule requires hospitals to post pricing data online

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services requires hospitals’ pricing data to be posted to their websites, billed as the first step toward a...

The exploding debt crisis

The rising tide of red ink is undermining the economic and social fabric of the United States. Unchecked deficit spending will impose outrageous debt...

Wood River Health Services names Croke president, CEO

HOPKINTON – South Kingstown resident Alison L. Croke is the new president and CEO of Wood River Health Services, which provides primary care, pediatrics,...

ACLU of Rhode Island settles suit against state on behalf of...

PROVIDENCE – The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island has ended its class-action lawsuit against the state claiming its Medicare Premium Payment Program kicked people...

BPCI a roadmap for caregivers

There has been much written about innovations within hospitals, primary and other settings of care. However, as the population continues to age, post-acute and...
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...
RHODE ISLAND HOSPITAL has been named among the nation's top 50 cardiovascular hospitals by IBM Watson Health for the fifth time.

Report: Rhode Island Hospital among 50 top cardiovascular hospitals in...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island Hospital has been named to IBM Watson Health’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals 2019 Winner List, the only one in Rhode Island and...

Health care still eating the economy

Health care costs are not as much in the news nowadays. A big reason might be that cost growth has slowed in recent years....

City, retirees projected to save $700K by switching drug plan to...

FALL RIVER – The city and its retirees are projected to save approximately $700,000 over the next two years by switching a drug insurance...

United Way hosts free Medicare open-enrollment events in Providence

PROVIDENCE – Open enrollment for 2019 Medicare coverage begins Oct. 15, so United Way of Rhode Island has scheduled five Saturday events to help...
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