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In a joint statement, Lifespan and Care New England said it submitted its revised application on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021, to address questions from the Rhode Island Department of Health and the Rhode Island Office of the Attorney General. / COURTESY LIFESPAN CORP. AND CARE NEW ENGLAND HEALTH SYSTEMS

How confident are you that the latest proposed merger between Lifespan...

Lifespan Corp. and Care New England Health System earlier this year signed an agreement to merge into an integrated academic health system with Brown...

OHIC: Proposed hospital system merger has ‘significant implications’ for health care

PROVIDENCE – The proposed merger between Lifespan Corp. and Care New England Health System has significant implications for the affordability, access to and quality...

Health insurers seek rate increases for all individual, group plans in...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s largest health insurance companies are seeking rate increases for 2022 that range from 2.9% to 17.5% for the small- and...
REGISTERED NURSE Jessica Pace, left, checks the intravenous line of Dolce Contreras, of Central Falls, who was receiving convalescent plasma therapy at Rhode Island Hospital last October as part of a treatment against COVID-19. / COURTESY LIFESPAN CORP./WILLIAM MURPHY

Insurers pay COVID-19 costs for now

Rhode Island is requiring health insurers operating in the state to cover out-of-pocket expenses for customers in need of COVID-19 treatment, raising the question...
MARIE L. GANIM, Rhode Island's health insurance commissioner, signed a letter Wednesday, pledging to work with President-elect Joe Biden on health policy recommendations. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ RUPERT WHITELY

R.I. health insurance commissioner joins other states in supporting ACA recommendations

PROVIDENCE – Marie Ganim, Rhode Island's outgoing health insurance commissioner, signed a letter on Wednesday pledging to work with President-elect Joe Biden on health...
PANELISTS DISCUSS telemedicine during Providence Business News' Health Care Summit on Thurday. From left is PBN Editor Michael Mello; Marie Ganim, R.I. health insurance commissioner; Dr. Alan Kurose, Coastal Medical CEO; Dr. Kenneth Wood, Lifespan Corp. executive vice president and chief clinical officer; and Dr. James Fanale, CEO and president of Care New England Health System.

PBN Summit: CNE, Lifespan move toward definitive agreement, merger filing

PROVIDENCE – Dr. James E. Fanale, CEO and president of Care New England Health System, said Thursday that the merger between CNE and Lifespan...
5Q: Leslie Taito
Chief of staff, Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five Questions With: Leslie Taito

Leslie Taito | Chief of Staff, Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island 1. Why did you leave your role as CEO of the manufacturer Hope...
UNDER PRESSURE: Dr. Raymond Powrie, Care New England’s chief of medicine, acknowledges that financially “hard decisions have been made” during the pandemic.  / PBN PHOTO/PAMELA BHATIA

Lifespan, CNE move toward merger, leaving many to wonder about side...

For decades, Rhode Island’s two largest hospital systems have been rivals, each enduring similar financial pressures on their own in a small but competitive...
HEALTH CONSCIOUS: James Raiola, principal of James Raiola CFP and Associates, says many companies are looking for more options in wellness plans, including incentives for things such as keeping physically fit. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Amid the health crisis, a new focus on benefits

Six months ago, companies in Rhode Island that were worried about keeping talented employees were talking about salary increases and benefits enhancements. The job...

OHIC approves 2021 health insurance rates; AG Neronha slams rate increases

CRANSTON – The R.I. Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner released its approved health insurance premium rates for 2021 Friday, saying it has saved...

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