of Rhode Island
The Hospital Association of Rhode Island is a statewide trade organization that assists member hospitals in effectively meeting the health care needs of Rhode Island through advocacy, representation, education and services.
Protect Hospital Employees and Patients
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Urge your legislators to protect hospital employees and patients by enacting a state budget that increases hospital Medicaid payments and funding to care for our most vulnerable citizens.
The State has not increased hospital Medicaid rates since 2013 and some years payments have been reduced. Meanwhile, the cost of providing care is increasing, hospitals are facing uncertainty at the federal level, and the State has set limits on payments from commercial insurers.
Christopher Lehrach, MD, MBA
Hospitals are transforming the way healthcare is delivered in their communities, working with other providers and community leaders to build a continuum of care to make sure every individual gets the right care at the right time in the right setting. To continue this transformation, and to provide patients with the access to care they need and expect, hospitals need a supportive and modernized public policy environment.
HARI worked with state leaders during the 2017 General Assembly session to implement policy that will advance this goal. Read More
The insightful analyses provided by the HARI Data Center help Rhode Island’s health care leaders chart a course for the future. The services offered help hospitals interpret and assess the impact of national, regional and local policy changes.