Blue Cross & Blue Shield of RI Streamlines Coverage for Teen Mental Health Program, Article by G. Wane Miller, Providence Journal

According to a recent article in the Providence Journal, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) is working with Bradley Hospital to grow its “Mindful Teen” program – an outpatient treatment program designed to help teens with a variety of behavioral health issues. In order to support this program, BCBSRI has “simplified authorization requirements for the program and established ‘a single monthly copay’ for the intensive outpatient services […]

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Medicare Advantage Plans Cleared to Go Beyond Medical Coverage – Even Groceries, Article by Susan Jaffe, California HealthLine

According to a recent report by California HealthLine, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have permitted Medicare Advantage providers to offer “air conditioners for people with asthma, healthy groceries, rides to medical appointments and home-delivered meals.” CMS is allowing insurers to offer these services through an expansion of its definition of “primarily health-related benefits.” While the article notes that “many Medicare Advantage plans already offer some health benefits […]

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American Hospital Association Establishes Physician-Hospital Collaboration, Article by Joanne Finnegan, FierceHealthcare

According to an article in FierceHealthcare, The American Hospital Association (AHA) recently launched its AHA Physician Alliance to encourage collaboration between “their hospitals and health systems to transform care and solve problems.” This new alliance will place particular emphasis on ensuring physician voices are heard within rural, underserved health systems. The Margolin Group (TMG) agrees that “good things happen when physicians and hospitals collaborate” and works with clinicians from across […]

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Win⁴RI Partners Continue to Improve Quality and Reduce Cost of Care through Collaborative Programs

In a recent Op-Ed by Dr. Al Puerini, President of Rhode Island Primary Care Physicians Corporation (RIPCPC), Dr. Puerini announced that, through collaboration, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) and RIPCPC have been able to “save $4 million in 2015 and $8.3 million in 2016, all while achieving a better than 95 percent quality rating from the federal government.” TMG was proud to support Care New England, […]

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Gitenstein Institute for Health Law and Policy Awarded Grant to Expand Veteran Law Clinic

The Margolin Group (TMG) would like to congratulate the Gitenstein Institute for Health Law and Policy at Hofstra Law School for its recent award of $500,000 from the Robert W. Entenmann family to expand its Veteran Law Clinic. The Veteran Law Clinic, designed and launched with strategic and tactical program management support from TMG, provides legal assistance to Veterans in the New York metropolitan area by connecting them to vital medical, […]

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