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The R.I. House of Representatives on Wednesday restored nearly a third of a $1 million cut that was jeopardizing future operations at the Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner. more
Insurance companies have submitted their rate requests to the state Office of the Health Commissioner for 2017, and members of the public who want to weigh in can attend a Public Utilities Commission meeting on June 22. more
(Updated 4:40 p.m. and 8:42 a.m.) The Lifespan nonprofit health system in fiscal 2015 reported an increase in operating revenue and operating expenses compared with the prior year, but a loss when it had previously posted a profit. Similarly, Care New England saw its 2014 gain turn into a loss in 2015. more
Left on the cutting-room floor of the R.I. House Finance Committee last week was a proposed $1 million that without could effectively gut the Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner. more
Selling prescription drugs is a classic principal-agent problem. more
The Rhode Island Health Care Association announced that seven Rhode Island skilled nursing centers have earned a Bronze Commitment to Quality Award, the first of three distinctions possible through the National Quality Award Program, which are presented by the American Health Care Association. The award program honors the country’s centers that demonstrate their commitment to improving quality care for seniors and individuals with disabilities. more
As part of Rhode Island’s “Lean Initiative,” which Gov. Gina M. Raimondo championed to foster innovation, promote a culture of continuous improvement and the elimination of waste, the R.I. Department of Health recently replaced its paper-based application process for initial licensure for nurses with a new online portal. more
Rhode Island’s composite score of 84 percent – addressing several dental care factors for residents 65 and older – ranks as “good,” according to the Oral Health America report “A State of Decay: Are Older Americans Coming of Age Without Oral Healthcare?” The nonprofit organization ranked Rhode Island as fifth best in the country, bested by Minnesota, North Dakota, Connecticut and Wisconsin. more
After the R.I. Department of Health approved Care New England’s request to close Memorial Hospital’s Birthing Center, effective Aug. 1, the Coalition to Save Memorial Birthing Center pivoted to reorganize as the Coalition to Improve Rhode Island Maternity Care. Kaeli Sutton, currently spearheading the new coalition, said it seeks to include a diverse group of perinatal professionals, including midwives, nurses, doctors, mental health workers, doulas and childbirth educators, as well as community advocates and childbearing families. more
Dr. Josiah (Jody) D. Rich, a professor of medicine and epidemiology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, has been a practicing infectious disease specialist since 1994 at The Miriam Hospital Immunology Center. He also cares for inmates with HIV and does research in the correctional setting. A co-founder of the nationwide Centers for AIDS Research Collaboration in HIV in Corrections Initiative, Rich has advocated for public health policy changes to improve the health of people with addiction, including improving legal access to sterile syringes and increasing drug treatment for the incarcerated and formerly incarcerated populations. Rich spoke recently with Providence Business News about the opioid addiction epidemic in New England. more
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