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CVS HEALTH CORP. HAS REACHED A DEAL to acquire Aetna Inc. for $69 billion. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE

CVS Health, Aetna plan to offer lower cost, managed health care

WOONSOCKET — CVS Health Corp.’s $77 billion merger with Aetna Inc. would combine analytics and community-centered care in the patient-centered health model in 10,000...

The insurer, provider disconnect

I believe there to be a fundamental disconnect between typical health insurers’ provider reimbursement strategies and the long-term good of our health care delivery...

United Way hosts Medicare-enrollment help sessions

PROVIDENCE – Medicare open enrollment for 2018 coverage runs from Nov. 1 through Dec. 7 for individuals to choose and make changes to health...

Integra Community Care reports $8.3 million saved with accountable care approach

PROVIDENCE — The Integra Community Care Network reported an $8.3 million savings in 2016 under the Medicare Shared Savings Program with a simultaneous 95...

ACA repeal may limit benefits of S corporations

Since the 2010 passage of the Affordable Care Act, the use of S corporations has seen a steady increase in popularity among tax advisers,...
WISE DECISIONS: Chartwise Medical Systems CEO Dr. Jon Elion he speaks with Executive Vice President Mary Cooper. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

ChartWise to debut comprehensive medical cost analysis

SOUTH KINGSTOWN — ChartWise Medical Systems Inc. plans to disrupt the medical coding and documentation industry at the American Health Information Management Convention in...
THE NATIONAL COMMITTEE for Quality Assurance has named two Rhode Island Medicaid plans, Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island and UnitedHealthcare of New England Inc., among the top 10 in the U.S.

Report: NHPRI, UnitedHealthcare of New England among top 10 Medicaid plans...

WASHINGTON – Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island and UnitedHealthcare of New England Inc. ranked among the top 10 Medicaid health plans in the...
THE BCRA WOULD REDUCE federal funding for Medicaid in Rhode Island by $1.89 billion from the years 2020-2026 according to Avalere. /BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Report: Senate health reform would significantly reduce Medicaid funding in R.I.

PROVIDENCE - If the Better Care Reconciliation Act was passed in its current form, Rhode Island will lose $1.9 billion of federal Medicaid funding...

A path to lower drug prices

White House budget director Mick Mulvaney has floated an idea to bring down drug prices that’s both promising and – if other Republicans can...
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