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Seven Rhode Island physicians are among 4,000 doctors and organizations nationwide who received at least $1 million in Medicare reimbursements in 2012, according to an unprecedented and controversial set of data released this week. more
Spending on prescription drugs rose 4 percent last year, as more patients were prescribed specialty medications and took advantage of prescription benefits from their health insurance programs in an improving economy, CVS Caremark Corp. said Thursday in its annual Insights report. more
After a six-month period as acting president, Mark R. Marcantano has officially been named president and chief operating officer of Women & Infants Hospital, Care New England said Wednesday. Marcantano, who has been in leadership roles at the hospital since 2010, began serving as interim president following the retirement in October of Constance A. Howes, who left the hospital after 30 years. more
Medicare paid almost 4,000 doctors and medical providers more than $1 million apiece in 2012, including seven who received more than $10 million. Eye doctors were among the highest compensated, including one Florida ophthalmologist who received $21 million. more
A website dedicated to health care careers and education has named Women & Infants Hospital one of the 30 most environmentally friendly hospitals in the world, based on environmental certifications, recycling efforts, green construction standards and energy-saving programs. more
The Hospital Association of Rhode Island has named Michael Souza acting president following the retirement of longtime leader Edward J. Quinlan. more
Registered nurse and president of the United Nurses and Allied Professionals talks about the recent contract negations with L+M Westerly Hospital more
A partnership of health care and media companies has launched an effort to screen 500 residents across the state for diabetes and other health risks over the next three months. more
Women & Infants Hospital has established a research fund in the name of former CEO Constance A. Howes. more
Despite a host of phone and online options, many consumers exploring the state’s new public health care exchange or the offerings of private insurer Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island have eschewed convenience to get their questions answered in person. more
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