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The state’s top health insurance regulator is urging Congress not to change the framework of the Affordable Care Act, saying its repeal would harm systemic changes happening in Rhode Island and stall momentum made toward making health care and health insurance more affordable. more
The Miriam and Rhode Island hospitals, along with Southcoast Health, are among the nation’s top hospitals for clinical excellence, according to Healthgrades, a leading online resource for comprehensive information about the nation’s physicians and hospitals. more
Repealing the Affordable Care Act without a replacement would increase the number of uninsured people by 32 million and double premiums by 2026, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said in a report that will add pressure on Republicans’ contentious efforts to end the law. more
A child climbing a tree, another frolicking in a pumpkin patch, a boy playing the drums, a baby and mother sleeping, a woman with cancer playing a game with friends, a man splitting wood, the word “life” … they are all images used in Lifespan’s latest advertising campaign. more
James Prochaska is director of the Cancer Prevention Research Center and professor of clinical and health psychology at the University of Rhode Island. more
The New England Institute of Technology announced it is now offering a fully online master of public health program, which is targeted to working professionals who need flexibility to complete courses around their work schedules and want to access the round-the-clock technical support via phone, email or chat. more
The Rhode Island chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives will hold its 2017 annual meeting on Thursday, Jan. 19, from 5:30–7:30 p.m. at the New England Institute of Technology, One New England Tech Blvd., East Greenwich. more
The South County Medical Group East Greenwich Family Medicine practice announced that it received the Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance, for its use of evidence-based, patient-centered processes focusing on highly coordinated care and long‐term, participatory relationships. more
In December, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced that 769 hospitals will see their Medicare payments reduced by 1 percent, after all other adjustments have been made, for patient discharges occurring during fiscal year 2017 due to the hospitals’ high rates of hospital-acquired conditions, such as infections. more
CBD CLINIC, a subsidiary of Aidance Scientific, a Woonsocket company that develops and manufactures an extensive line of over-the-counter dermatology products, has launched a new array of topical pain treatments. more
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