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PBN announces 2023 40 Under Forty honorees

PROVIDENCE – Forty young professionals have been chosen as the winners of Providence Business News’ 19th annual 40 Under Forty program. The honorees were selected...
WORKING TOGETHER: Panelist Dr. Claire Levesque of Point32Health Services Inc., third from left, speaks during the PBN Spring 2023 Health Care Summit and Health Care Heroes Awards on April 6 at the Providence Marriott Downtown. Also on the panel, from left, are Eric Swain of United HealthCare of New England Inc.; Kirsten Hokeness of Bryant University; Peter Marino of Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island; Dr. Methodius Tuuli of Women & Infants Hospital; and Martha Wofford of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island. 
PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Panel: Collaboration needed across the board to resolve health inequities in...

Inequities within the health care system are not only proving to be persistent, but they are getting worse. Panelists at the Providence Business News Spring...
CUSTOM TREATMENT: Normand Audette, of Cumberland, had some of his lung tissue tested for biomarkers that allowed doctors to develop the most effective way to battle his cancer. Starting in 2024, such advanced testing will be covered by health insurers in Rhode Island. 
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. requires insurers cover biomarker testing

Dizziness, memory loss, anxiety and a perpetually swollen left foot and ankle are among the side effects Normand Audette has experienced from taking an...
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...

R.I. requires all health insurers to cover patient copays and expenses...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is now requiring all health insurance carriers operating in the state to cover out-of-pocket expenses for customers who are seeking...
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.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

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,”...
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