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Don’t Jump to Conclusions on Telemedicine - PBN

Published 06/26/2020

As one of many business owners who pay more for health insurance than for any other expense besides payroll, I know firsthand that we need some help to make health care costs affordable. Telemedicine, with its convenience and assumed lower cost, seems like a viable solution. Ever since the pandemic kept us from our nonemergency… Click...

Next Steps in Controlling Pharmaceutical Costs In RI

Published 07/31/2019

The RIBGH hosted an employer roundtable event on pharmacy cost control on June 20, 2019 at the University of RI to identify current employer perspective/attitudes on drug pricing, formulary decisions and help employers to define overall value in developing their own pharmaceutical strategy. The discussion was facilitated by Stephen Kogut, Ph.D., M.B.A., Professor of Pharmacy...

Five Questions With: Paul Martineau

Published 04/28/2019

Paul Martineau stepped into the role of chairman of the board of directors at the Rhode Island Business Group on Health last month. He replaces former chair Howard Dulude. Martineau joined the board in 2012, bringing with him 40 years of experience in human resources management. He currently works with Olden Street Advisors LLC, a health care, human relations and business consulting firm.

New CMS rule requires hospitals to post pricing data online

Published 02/19/2019

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services requires hospitals’ pricing data to be posted to their websites, billed as the first step toward a more cost-transparent health care system. But several steps, including those governing enforcement, funding and standardization, remain before reality matches that vision.