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THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION has temporarily halted $10.4 billion in Affordable Care Act risk management payments to insurers, a change that some say will put the "solvency of the market ... at risk."

Latest Trump administration action puts health insurance market ‘at risk’

PROVIDENCE – President Donald Trump’s administration is temporarily halting $10.4 billion in Affordable Care Act risk management payments to insurers. The move could have...

OHIC, HSRI pursue health care reinsurance to reduce 2020 rates

PROVIDENCE — HealthSourceRI and the R.I. Office of Health Insurance Commissioner are pursuing a federal waiver to set up a health care reinsurance program...

Market Stability Workgroup advises R.I. health insurance mandate

PROVIDENCE — The Market Stability Workgroup is recommending a Rhode Island version of the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate be enacted sooner rather than...
OHIC HAS ANNOUNCED rate increase requests by the state's major insurers for 2019. Above, Marie L. Ganim, the Rhode Island Health Insurance Commissioner, speaks during the October 2017 PBN Health Care Summit. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ RUPERT WHITELEY

OHIC lists health insurance rate increase requests for 2019

PROVIDENCE — The R.I. Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner has released the rate increase requests of the state’s four largest insurers for individual,...
HEALTH INSURANCE COMMISSIONER Marie L. Ganim announced that she has instructed insurers to refile lower rates on group plans renewing in the fourth quarter of 2018 to reflect the recent suspension of the federal health insurance tax. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

OHIC reducing small-business rates for suspended health insurance tax in Q4

Correction: A previous version of this story mischaracterized estimated savings for businesses due to the suspension of a federal health insurance tax that had...
THE PBN SPRING HEALTH CARE Summit addressed a multitude of problems, developments and strengths in the Rhode Island health care market.

PBN 2018 Spring Health Care Summit examines strategic, legislative hurdles to...

PROVIDENCE — Panelists at the 2018 Spring Providence Business News Health Care Summit at the Providence Marriott Friday morning agreed primary care physicians suffer...
A REPORT BY THE Center for Health Information and Analysis shows Partners' Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women’s Hospital were each 38 percent more expensive than the average hospital in Massachusetts. /Courtesy CHIA

Report: Partners health care expensive in Mass.

PROVIDENCE  — Partners HealthCare of Massachusetts received the highest share of commercial payments and had the highest-priced hospitals in Massachusetts in 2016 while Partners' physician...
MARIE L. GANIM, Rhode Island health insurance commissioner, remains confident her office can control health care costs despite a report saying Partner HealthCare's acquisition of Care New England will negatively impact commercial insurance rates in the state. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ RUPERT WHITELEY

Report: CNE financial woes threaten R.I. health care affordability

PROVIDENCE – An analysis of Partners HealthCare of Massachusetts’ proposed acquisition of Care New England predicts the latter’s financial losses will inspire Partners to...
MARIE L. GANIM, the Rhode Island Health Insurance Commissioner, pictured here during the Oct. 5, 2017, PBN Health Care Summit. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ RUPERT WHITELEY

OHIC lists new goals for providers on patient-centered medical homes, risk-based...

PROVIDENCE — The Office of Health Insurance Commissioner has issued the 2018 requirements for its Care Transformation and Alternative Payment Methodology Plans, updates intended...
THE OFFICE OF THE HEALTH Insurance Commissioner and HealthSource RI announced that new rates for silver-level plans in the individual health insurance market place will increase 18-20 percent due to the elimination of Cost Sharing Reduction payments to insurers from the federal government. However, these increases will largely be offset by federal tax credits as mandated by law. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

OHIC announces new 2018 rates in response to Trump’s CSR cut

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner has approved new rates increases for HealthSource RI’s silver-level health plans sold on the...
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