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THE AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION has filed a lawsuit challenging the program that has removed Rhode Islanders from Medicaid benefits.

ACLU files federal lawsuit over Medicaid benefits

PROVIDENCE – The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a federal lawsuit that seeks class action status on behalf of people who say they...
THE AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION of Rhode Island said it was "alarmed" by the R.I. Department of Human Services' November 2017 food stamp timeliness rates.

ACLU: DHS SNAP figures ‘alarming’

PROVIDENCE – The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island has said that the latest figures from the R.I. Department of Human Services on...

Multiple Rhode Islanders receive Medicaid termination notices in error

PROVIDENCE – Medicaid termination notices have been sent to a number of unknown Rhode Islanders in error in recent weeks, WPRI-TV CBS 12 reported...
DEMING SHERMAN is the court appointed special master managing Rhode Island’s resolution of continuing software and management problems with the Unified Health Infrastructure Project computer system. /PBN FILE PHOTO

Special Master: UHIP backlog ‘substantially eliminated,’ more work remains

PROVIDENCE — Deming Sherman, special master managing Rhode Island’s resolution of continuing software and management problems with the Unified Health Infrastructure Project computer system,...

UHIP issues preventing R.I. from receiving $725K bonus from USDA

PROVIDENCE – The federal government is withholding a bonus payment of $725,159 from Rhode Island due to ongoing issues with the state’s Unified Health...
THE ACLU OF RHODE ISLAND has applauded U.S. District Judge William Smith's appointment of Deming Sherman, a retired attorney, as a special master to oversee the resolution of the state's ongoing issues with UHIP.

Special master appointed to oversee UHIP resolution

PROVIDENCE – U.S. District Judge William Smith appointed Deming Sherman as a special master to oversee the resolution of Rhode Island’s ongoing problems with...
ERIC J. BEANE was appointed the R.I. Secretary of Health and Human Services by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo in May. / COURTESY EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Five Questions With: Eric J. Beane

Gov. Gina Raimondo appointed Eric J. Beane as R.I. Secretary of Health and Human Services in May. Beane had served as acting DHS director...
R.I. AUDITOR GENERAL Dennis E. Hoyle, left, released a report Thursday that found the state has paid $402.3 million for a new unified computer system that determines eligibility for social services and established the statewide health care exchange. /PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Auditor General: R.I. paid $402M in UHIP, HealthSource RI computer expenses

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Auditor General released a report Thursday that found the state has paid $402.3 million for a new unified computer system...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO said a $27 million credit will be provided to the state to cover unexpected costs related to the rollout of the Unified Health Infrastructure Project. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. to receive $27M from Deloitte related to UHIP

PROVIDENCE – A $27 million credit will be provided to the state to cover unexpected costs related to the rollout of the Unified Health...
THE U.S. Department of Justice has asked for documents in connection with its investigation into possible false claims or payments associated with the Unified Health Infrastructure Project computer system, which has had problems since its September rollout.

DOJ requests UHIP contract documents

PROVIDENCE – The federal Department of Justice has asked for documents in connection with its investigation into possible false claims or payments associated with...
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