Updated February 14 at 12:25pm
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With rate increase requests ranging from 8.6 to 17.9 percent, the four health insurance companies in Rhode Island will be hearing soon from members of the public how they feel about the requests. more
The governor’s Working Group for Health Care Innovation is calling for a health policy office to be created to help coordinate health policy decisions affecting all Rhode Islanders. more
The University of Rhode Island’s pharmacy program ranked 10th among 127 pharmacy schools for its residency-program placement rate for the year 2014. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s Working Group to Reinvent Medicaid will hold its sixth group meeting on Wednesday at the Providence Marriott Downtown on Orms Street. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo signed an executive order Thursday establishing a group that will restructure Medicaid in Rhode Island. The move is part of an effort to reduce the state’s per-enrollee costs, which she says are consistently among the highest in the nation. more
Rhode Islanders saved $45.2 million since the Affordable Care Act was enacted in 2010, according to information from the federal Department of Health and Human Services. more
HealthSource RI may not have chosen a new vendor to operate its call center at Royal Little Drive yet, but Optum is proceeding with plans to lay off the 60 employees who work there in April. more
(Updated, 9:10 p.m.) An East Greenwich health and wellness program provider has been cited for nine serious violations by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for inadequately protecting its employees against exposure from contaminated needlesticks and blood-born pathogens. more
Hospitals are a major economic engine in the Ocean State, generating 41,000 jobs and $6.9 billion in economic contributions, according to the Hospital Association of Rhode Island’s annual economic impact report released Tuesday. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s working group to “reinvent Medicaid” on Thursday delivered a report containing proposals to cut $91.1 million from the state program, largely at the expense of hospitals and nursing homes. more
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