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THE CONVENIENT CARE ASSOCIATION , an industry group representing health care companies and health care systems, called on Massachusetts lawmakers to oppose a 8.75 percent tax on walk-in clinics in a health care bill being considered by the Massachusetts House and Senate.

Trade group representing CVS Health opposes Mass. tax on walk-in clinics

PROVIDENCE – The Convenient Care Association, an industry group representing companies and health care systems such as CVS Health Corp.’s Minute Clinic, the Walgreen...
INSIDE KNOWLEDGE: Members of the first panel at the 2018 Spring Providence Business News Health Care ­Summit April 6 at the Providence Marriott Downtown: from left, Dr. Gus Manocchia of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island; Stephen Farrell, CEO of UnitedHealthcare of New England; Dr. Claire Levesque, board-certified neurologist and chief medical officer for commercial products at Tufts Health Plan; and Joan Kwiatkowski, CEO of CareLink and the PACE Organization of Rhode Island.

Health Care Summit: System needs more primary care doctors, cost control

Two themes led much of the discussion during the first of two panels at Providence Business News’ 2018 Spring Health Care Summit: primary care...
IMPROVEMENT AND CHALLENGES: Joan Kwiatkowski, CEO of CareLink and the PACE Organization of Rhode Island, participated in PBN’s 2018 Spring Health Care Summit, helping get the conversation started by talking about her recent experiences in the health care system. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Of primary concern for region’s health: primary care and cost

A major goal of the Affordable Care Act was to help more people get health insurance. And on that score, it was quite successful.But...

Banks need to embrace uncertainty

Is banking a technology industry? More and more, that seems to be the case.For years, banks and credit unions have been building their digital...

Journey as patient guides CEO

While most families were preparing for their Thanksgiving dinner this past November, I was being prepped for open-heart surgery.Over my career I have worked...

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...
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