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CONVERSING: Crossroads Rhode Island members, from left, Heather Fortin, human resources and individual volunteer coordinator; Cicely Dove, vice president of family services; and Robert Upham, director of human resources, attend the PBN Workplace Excellence, Diversity and Inclusion Summit held Dec. 7 at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SKORSKI

‘Unconscious bias’ barrier to workplace inclusion

“If we tolerate intolerance, then tolerance will become extinct,” warned Stephanie Huckel, manager of culture and diversity and inclusion at Blue Cross & Blue...
PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS hosted its first-ever Workforce Excellence, Diversity and Inclusion summit Thursday.

PBN hosts first Workforce Excellence, Diversity & Inclusion summit

WARWICK – Unconscious bias, strategic diversification to include people of color and women as well as the roots of diversity and inclusion from how...
A GROUP OF certified nursing assistants recently completed specialized training to care for behavioral health needs offered by Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island. / COURTESY NEIGHBORHOOD HEALTH PLAN OF RHODE ISLAND

NHPRI offers CNA training program for tending behavioral health needs

SMITHFIELD – Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island recently announced the successful completion on Nov. 18 of a first-ever specialized training program for certified...
DIVERSE OPPORTUNITY: At center, Lauriza Monegro-Ramirez, community care coordinator at Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island, meets with the group at the company’s Smithfield office. To her right is Shalini Singh, manager of financial data and analysis. In the foreground, at left, is Nihdi Patel, senior health care data analyst. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELY

Neighborhood Health Plan of R.I. fosters employees’ multicultural literacy

Excellence in Diversity | Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode IslandProviding extensive diversity efforts at Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island is good customer service...
PRELIMINARY ESTIMATES see health insurance rates in the Rhode Island individual market rising between 13.5 percent and 20.3 percent over 2017 due to the elimination of Cost Sharing Reduction subsidies. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

OHIC expects double-digit health insurance rate increases

PROVIDENCE —  The R.I. Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner reported that preliminary estimates of individual market health insurance rates see insurance premiums increasing between...
INCREASED COMPETITION: Dr. Jason Spangler, foreground, executive director of medical policy and quality strategies for Amgen, speaks during the Oct. 5 PBN Health Care Summit about how Amgen is working to lower prescription drug costs by increasing competition. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Stigma of opioid addiction barrier to improving care

The stigma surrounding the opioid addiction is similar to that of the AIDS epidemic in recent decades, says Dr. Martin Serota, chief medical officer...
APPROXIMATELY 100 NEIGHBORHOOD HEALTH Plan of Rhode Island employees helped repair and paint the Pawtucket Tides Family Services facility in September. / COURTESY NEIGHBORHOOD HEALTH PLAN OF RHODE ISLAND

NHPRI employees pitch in on Tides Family Services facility renovation

PAWTUCKET – More than 100 employees of Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island joined forces with dozens of other community volunteers to spend three...
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...
DR. FRANCISCO “PACO” TRILLA is the chief medical officer for Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island. / COURTESY NEIGHBORHOOD HEALTH PLAN OF RHODE ISLAND

Five Questions With: Dr. Francisco Trilla

Neighborhood Health Plan’s Health@Home program has provided in-home medical care for medically fragile patients since 2014, addressing the dual problems of rising cost of...
NEIGHBROHOOD HEALTH PLAN of Rhode Island raised its rates this year, but the nonprofit’s frugal strategies kept its prices the lowest on HealthSource RI.

Report: NHPRI has most-affordable plan options on HealthSource RI

SMITHFIELD – The state’s Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner report on 2018 coverage rates on Rhode Island’s health insurance exchange marks Neighborhood Health...
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