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Rhode Island Medical Society announces 2020-2021 leadership

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Medical Society has announced new leadership for 2020-2021, including its president, president-elect and vice president. Dr. Catherine Cummings, an emergency...
CHANGING LANDSCAPE: Brown Medicine Chief Medical Officer Dr. Peter Hollmann said the COVID-19 pandemic is prompting change in health care, such as telehealth services becoming more common. 
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Dr. Peter Hollmann, chief medical officer, Brown Medicine

PBN 2020 Leaders & Achievers Awards Dr. Peter Hollmann | Chief medical officer, Brown Medicine WITH MORE THAN 35 YEARS in the field after having...
KAYA SUNER of Providence created a nonprofit called COVID Connectors, in collaboration with the Rhode Island Medical Society, to collect donated iPads and distribute them to local hospitals for COVID-19 patients to use to talk with friends and family while in the hospital. / COURTESY KAYA SUNER

Stepping Up: Providence teen, R.I. Medical Society collaborate to donate iPads...

PROVIDENCE – Kaya Suner understands fully what is currently happening with the COVID-19 pandemic as his parents both work as emergency room doctors, and...

Five Questions With: Dr. Simone Thavaseelan

Dr. Simone Thavaseelan is a urologist with Brown Urology who sees patients in a number of Rhode Island hospitals, including The Miriam Hospital, Women...
Rhode Island health insurance officials say that while contract disputes between insurers and health care providers aren’t uncommon, they usually end with an agreement.

Standoff on health care payment rates hurts both sides

The standoff over rate increases between Southcoast Health System and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts raises a natural question: Could it happen here? Steve...

‘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.
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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,...

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