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The fiscal 2018 proposed state budget that Gov. Gina M. Raimondo released Jan. 19 includes the elimination of upper payment limit payments, which are federal funds used to ensure that Medicaid reimburses hospitals at an amount equal to Medicaid, as well as Medicaid payment reductions and reduced payments to inpatient mental health providers. more
Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island announced it has again been awarded the Medicaid accreditation status of “excellent” by the National Committee for Quality Assurance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to driving improvements throughout the health care system. more
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island has awarded two of its six 2016 BlueAngel Community Health Grants to South County Food, Fitness and Fun and Beat the Streets Providence. more
In an effort to encourage more effective Q&A between patients and their doctors about treatment options and costs, the Rhode Island Business Group on Health and the Rhode Island Medical Society, as well as such strategic partners as Consumer Reports, will launch Rhode Island’s Choosing Wisely program on June 10 at Brown University. more
According to a recent report from CVS Health, “By the Numbers: Where Patients Access Care,” walk-in clinics offer patients widely accessible, low-cost alternatives to emergency departments. more
In recognition of Rhode Island employers’ successful efforts to advance employee wellness and build a healthier Rhode Island, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island and the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce issued Worksite Health Awards to 77 local businesses. more
Alison L. Croke is vice president, Medicaid-Medicare integration, at Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island. She spoke recently with Providence Business News about an agreement among Neighborhood, the Executive Office of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to more efficiently serve Neighborhood members who are eligible for both Medicaid and Medicare services. more
Mark Waggoner is senior vice president, care integration and management for Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island. Waggoner spoke with Providence Business News to explain the recent affiliation between BCBSRI and Integra Community Care Network, a partnership of several physician groups that is designed to make health care more accessible and affordable. more
Donald Trump and Republicans are about to encounter a political nightmare: unraveling Obamacare. more
A Medicaid accountable-care entity has been launched by Integra Community Care Network LLC and UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Rhode Island to improve health outcomes, increase patient satisfaction and reduce the overall cost of care for people enrolled in the UnitedHealthcare Medicaid plan. more
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