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Fidelity: Retirement health care costs hit record high

PROVIDENCE – Health care in retirement is more expensive than ever, according to Fidelity Investments Inc.’s annual Retiree Health Care Cost Estimate published on...

Blue Cross launches support program for members with dementia, caregivers

PROVIDENCE – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island is partnering with the Alzheimer’s Association Rhode Island Chapter on a new program aimed...

Blue Cross grants $610K to HabitatPVD for improvements to seniors’ homes

PROVIDENCE – In an effort to help older people age safely in their own homes, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island has...

COVID-19 stimulus bill could help R.I. hospitals

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island hospitals could see a $28 million yearly boost in Medicare reimbursements if the U.S. House passes the COVID-19 relief bill...
NATIONAL LEADER: Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island CEO and President Kim A. Keck created several initiatives to improve health care access for all in the Ocean State. In January, she will become the next CEO and president of Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. / COURTESY BLUE CROSS & BLUE SHIELD OF RHODE ISLAND

Blue Cross’ Keck works to create a healthy community

PBN Business Excellence Awards 2020 Corporate Citizenship: Kim A. Keck | CEO and president, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island AS KIM A. KECK...

Five Questions With: Karen Emma

In her new book, “Medicare Untangled,” author Karen Emma seeks to explain the ins and outs of Medicare for retirees enrolled in its health...

A lifeline for pre-Medicare adults

Ten years after the passage of the Affordable Care Act, the Trump administration is now asking the Supreme Court to overturn it. Yet it’s...
Joan Retsinas

COVID-19 has exposed weakness in health insurance system

Before the coronavirus, advocates for national health insurance did not convince a swath of the electorate to support them. The employer-based system, after all,...
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...

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...

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