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The federal Department of Health and Human Services has announced that as a result of marketplace coverage and Medicaid expansion through the Affordable Care Act, hospital uncompensated care costs were reduced by an estimated $7.4 billion last year to $27.3 billion. more
(Updated 11:50 a.m.) The American Heart Association has selected the Providence market as one of 15 around the nation to target health-promotion efforts at the community level using federal funds. more
Lifespan has created the Lifespan Lyme Disease Center at Newport Hospital, which it said is the first of its kind in the state. more
Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. has reached an agreement to acquire the sensing portfolio of Custom Sensors & Technologies Inc. for $1 billion, a move that will extend the company’s reach beyond the automotive industry. more
Dr. Karen Tashima, director of HIV clinical studies at The Miriam Hospital, served as the lead investigator in a clinical study to evaluate the recently FDA-approved drug Prezcobix. The drug reduces the number of pills that HIV patients must take … more
Home-care providers for the elderly say hiring and retaining certified nursing assistants have become more difficult as patient needs increase and Medicaid reimbursement rates have been flat. VNS Home Health Services, a nonprofit that is … more
A new assessment on health care premiums for individuals and businesses included in Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s fiscal 2016 budget is expected to generate $11.2 million annually, money that will be used to fund HealthSource RI’s budget, its director said Wednesday. more
CVS Health has been named to the list of top corporations for women’s business enterprises by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council. more
Mallinckrodt Plc agreed to acquire Ikaria Inc. for about $2.3 billion from a group of investors led by Madison Dearborn Partners and including New Mountain Capital LLC to expand in neonatal intensive care treatments. more
(Updated 3:16 p.m., 7:16 p.m.) A legislative version of Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s proposed $8.6 billion budget for the upcoming fiscal year is expected to be introduced Tuesday and potentially approved by the House Committee on Finance. more
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