Thursday, July 21, 2016

The Health of the RI's Healthcare System on the next A Lively Experiment (week of July 22 and 24, 2016)

Dyana Koelsch – moderator
Sandra Coletta – Chief Operating Officer, Care New England
Elizabeth Roberts – Secretary, Rhode Island Health and Human Services
Dr. Paco Trilla – Chief Medical Officer, Neighborhood Health Plan RI

  • The Health of Rhode Island Hospitals
o   Possible mergers
o   Closing of obstetrics
o   Assessment of how we are doing
  •            New Health Care Models
o   Cost cutting
o   Patient medical home care
o   Improving the quality of care
  •           Governor Raimondo’s reinvention of Medicaid
o   What is the status of the program?
o   What are the outcomes
o   Has it been successful?
o   What else needs to be done?
  •           Governor Opiate legislation
o   Opioid prescription parameters
o   Hospital requirements to connect patient to treatment
o   What else can be done?
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