PROVIDENCE – Eleven Rhode Island hospitals are expected to receive additional federal funds totaling nearly $29 million to help pay for the cost of treating Medicare patients, thanks to regulations due to be finalized later this summer.
Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island said that it intends to lower its commercial insurance rates for individuals, families and small businesses through HealthSource RI and has made the request to the state’s Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner.
As medicine evolves from "fee for service" to proactive, patient-centered medical care, primary care physicians and hospitals are affiliating with insurers to share risks and rewards.
Affiliations, such as the recent one between Lifespan …
Rhode Island’s health care uninsured rate fell to 4.5 percent in 2015 from 6.4 percent in 2014, according to the National Health Interview Survey released this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Shantha Diaz balances high energy and motivation with a calm and focused approach to goals. The chief operating officer of Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island follows several philosophies she attributes to her upbringing and Indian culture.