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McKee announces independent evaluation of Eleanor Slater Hospital

PROVIDENCE – The state has ordered a two-month, independent review of the troubled Eleanor Slater Hospital, Gov. Daniel J. McKee announced Tuesday. The assessment of...

R.I. surpasses $1.6M in revenue from fines, fees and legal settlements

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Revenue has brought in more than $1.6 million in revenue for state agencies from unpaid fees, fines and...

Five Questions With: Mark Cooper

In September, Mark Cooper was named vice president of Medicare-Medicaid Product at Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island after working for nearly 20 years...

Neighborhood’s Medicare-Medicaid dual plan extended through 2023

SMITHFIELD – Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island has announced a three-year extension of its Medicare-Medicaid Duals Program. The program, known as the INTEGRITY plan,...
THE R.I. EXECUTIVE OFFICE of Health and Human Services and the R.I. Office of Healthy Aging announced Tuesday that they will offer financial assistance to adult day health centers in the Ocean State impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

RIEOHHS, RIOHA to financially help adult day care centers impacted by...

PROVIDENCE – In a joint partnership announced Tuesday, the R.I. Executive Office of Health and Human Services and the R.I. Office of Healthy Aging...

Shaffer named Rhode Island’s new Medicaid director

CRANSTON – Benjamin Shaffer has been appointed as the state’s new Medicaid director, a role he’s been filling on an interim basis since February...

State leases 2 commercial facilities for alternate medical sites, third lease...

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Short-term leases have been authorized for two facilities in Rhode Island that are expected to be converted into field hospitals related...

R.I. leaders grapple with $200M budget deficit

Rhode Island has a budget deficit, again. By definition, a structural deficit is a persistent budget situation in which revenues are growing slower than expenditures....
SOME GOOD NEWS: Lee-Ann Quinn’s son, Zach, just turned 21 and his family learned recently that the state will continue to cover the nursing care that he needs to stay at home. About 15 other families are waiting for word on similar benefits for children who’ve recently aged out of pediatric benefits. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Anxious R.I. families await decision on special medical coverage

Like most kids, Zach Quinn and Corinna Calise lived at home with their families for their entire lives. But the two, both of whom...
WELL-STUDIED: Brandon Marshall, associate professor of epidemiology at Brown University, and Jesse Yedinak, project director, co-authored a study recently that outlined a “cascade of care” model for opioid use disorder. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Brown research could change approach to R.I. opioid crisis

Medication-assisted treatment is at the core of a new care model created by Brown University researchers looking to offer a restructured approach to opioid...

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