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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...
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,...

New Medicare cards replace Social Security numbers to protect beneficiaries

PROVIDENCE – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is mailing new Medicare cards this month with randomly assigned Medicare numbers instead of Social...

AARP Report: Medicare contributes $2.5B to Rhode Island economy

PROVIDENCE – Medicare contributes $2.5 billion to Rhode Island’s economy, equivalent to 21 percent of state and local government spending in the state, according...

NHPRI exiting Rhody Health Options program

PROVIDENCE – Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island has notified the R.I. Executive Office of Health and Human Services it will end its participation...
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