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‘Four Legs to Stand On’ performance tells stories of addiction

PROVIDENCE – A performance featuring stories of people with addiction will take place next month in the city.Hosted by the Rhode Island Action Coalition...

R.I. health care providers agree to cap spending increases at 3.2%...

Nearly a decade after Rhode Island adopted price controls for health care that appear to be working, the state is doing more to contain...
FIRST STEP: Rhode Island Business Group on Health Executive Director Al Charbonneau says a federal rule requiring hospitals to post pricing data online is the first of many steps to price transparency. Next to Charbonneau is Hospital Association of Rhode Island President Teresa Paiva Weed.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

New CMS rule requires hospitals to post pricing data online

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services requires hospitals’ pricing data to be posted to their websites, billed as the first step toward a...
TAKING ADVANTAGE: Ortho Rhode Island’s new building being constructed along Crossings Boulevard in Warwick will be the state’s first to take advantage of legislation exempting medical-tourism-themed facilities from the R.I. Department of Health’s certificate-of-need process.
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Groundwork in place to nurture R.I. medical tourism

RHODE Island is poised to capitalize on medically inspired travel between cities and countries, with Ortho Rhode Island Inc.’s pending three-story building next to...
LISA FRAPPIER is a psychiatrist that has practiced in Rhode Island for over 25 years.

Opinion: Medical society should stand up for doctors, support cutting red...

My friend recently described her graduation from a prestigious MBA program years ago.  She said “at the commencement they said ‘you have your degree,...
DR. BRADLEY COLLINS, an internist and hospitalist practicing at the Miriam Hospital, has been elected the new president of the Rhode Island Medical Society. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND MEDICAL SOCIETY

R.I. Medical Society names new officers

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Medical Society recently announced three new officers for the upcoming year and honored three doctors for their service to...
CHALLENGES BEYOND TRAINING: Dr. Michelle Cyr, right, associate dean for academic affairs at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, with third-year medical student Lizzy Tarr, sees many financial obstacles facing young physicians in Rhode Island. / PBN PHOTO/­Michael Salerno

Changes are needed to recruit and retain physicians in Rhode Island,...

Inconsistent data about Rhode Island’s health care system could give anyone a headache.The Commonwealth Fund’s 2017 Scorecard on State Health System Performances found that...
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R.I. physicians among nation’s lowest paid

PROVIDENCE – Physicians employed in the Providence metropolitan statistical area (every Rhode Island city and town, except for Westerly, as well as Fall River...
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