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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...
THE TUFTS HEALTH PLAN Foundation awarded $1 million in grants to 40 New England nonprofits in commemoration of Tufts Health Plan's 40th anniversary.

Tufts Health Plan Foundation awards 10 R.I. nonprofits a combined $250K

PROVIDENCE – Ten Rhode Island nonprofits have received $25,000 each from the Tufts Health Plan Foundation as part of a $1 million round of...
TUFTS HEALTH PLAN received top scores from the National Committee for Quality Insurance for its health plans in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Tufts Health Plan earns top national ranking

PROVIDENCE – Tufts Health Plan’s HMO plan in Rhode Island has earned a top rating from the National Committee for Quality Assurance for the...
BIG IMPACT: Sam Salganik, executive director of the Rhode Island Parent Information Network, said the Affordable Care Act has made the biggest positive impact in the health care system in recent years. It’s been complemented by the state’s efforts to make insurance more accessible and affordable.
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Reinsurance program helps curb premiums

Sam Salganik sees hardship cases of Rhode Islanders struggling to pay for health care. But he’s seeing less of it.“The state is making progress,”...
THE JUMP BIKE program in Providence is being put on pause due to reports of the bikes being stolen. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM

Providence JUMP bike program temporarily pulled following vandalism and theft

PROVIDENCE – The JUMP bike program in Providence will temporarily go offline following reports of vandalism and theft of the bikes, the Providence Mayor’s...
TUFTS HEALTH PLAN and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care have signed an agreement to merge.

Tufts Health Plan and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care announce agreement to...

WATERTOWN, Mass. – Tufts Health Plan and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care have signed an agreement to combine, the organizations announced Wednesday. The combined entity...

Tufts Health Plan plants the seeds for healthy lifestyles

Healthiest Employers of Rhode Island 2019 2,000-4,999 EMPLOYEES #8: Tufts Health PlanCEO (or equivalent): Thomas A. Croswell, CEO and president Number of employees: 2,900HOW CAN GARDENING...
TUFTS HEALTH PLAN has launched a program to reward members for choosing lower-cost care and services.

Tufts Health Plan to reward members for choosing lower-cost providers

PROVIDENCE – Tufts Health Plan members in Rhode Island and Massachusetts can now earn rewards for choosing more cost-efficient providers for health care and...
THE OFFICE of the Health Insurance Commissioner has released the proposed health insurance rate changes for 2020.

OHIC reveals proposed insurance rate changes for 2020

PROVIDENCE – Health insurers doing business in Rhode Island have submitted their requests for rate increases for 2020, the R.I. Office of the Health...

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...
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