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Coastal Medical Adds Six New Primary Care Physicians

02/15/2021 - Coastal Medical has expanded its primary care services by adding six new physicians to its offices across Rhode Island.
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Coastal Medical and Lifespan Look to Join Together to Expand Health Care in Rhode Island

02/06/2021 – Coastal Medical and Lifespan have signed a Letter of Intent to pursue an affiliation in which Coastal, a large Rhode Island independent primary care provider, would join Lifespan’s comprehensive academic health care system.
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Coastal Medical in the News

Coastal Medical and Lifespan Look to Join Together to Expand Health Care in Rhode Island

02/06/2020 - Coastal Medical and Lifespan have signed a Letter of Intent to pursue an affiliation in which Coastal, a large Rhode Island independent primary care provider, would join Lifespan’s comprehensive academic health care system.
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From Two Sides Now

05/05/2017 - Coastal Medical’s President and CEO Dr. G. Alan Kurose is featured in this week’s Providence Business News’ “One Last Thing” section.
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What We Pay for in Health Care

04/17/2017 - Coastal Medical's President and CEO Dr. G Alan Kurose writes about the goal of the Triple Aim - better health and better care at lower cost - and how Coastal Medical is working hard to achieve that mission.
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Coastal Medical Is Included in PBS NewsHour Feature

02/09/2017 - Coastal Medical discusses its success to special correspondent Jackie Judd in this PBS NewsHour video segment.
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Coastal Medical, Lifespan and Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island Collaborate on Shared-Savings Program

03/2/2016 - Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI), Lifespan, and Coastal Medical have entered into an innovative accountable care agreement aimed at improving the coordination of primary, specialty and inpatient care.
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New Health Initiative Will Coordinate Care of 45,000 Coastal Medical Patients

03/03/2016 - In a remarkable example of how health care is shifting away from traditional models, three of Rhode Island's largest medical institutions announced a formal partnership on Wednesday to collaboratively manage the care of 45,000 patients.
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Share the Work, Share the Wealth: Lessons from Coastal Medical’s ACO Journey

02/11/2015 - Leaders at Coastal Medical made the somewhat unique decision to distribute the organization’s first shared savings as an accountable care organization (ACO) among all employees, in recognition of every staff person’s contribution to improvements in quality and in cost control. Al Kurose, MD, FACP, is President and CEO of Coastal Medical, an ACO, Rhode Island's largest physician-owned primary care practice, a member of Rhode Island's largest physician-owned primary care practice, and a member of IHI's Leadership Alliance. In this blog post, Dr. Kurose distills some of what his organization has learned on its ACO journey, including why they gave every employee a share of the profits. Dr. Kurose is faculty for IHI’s Population Management Executive Development Program.
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Pharmacists Make Inroads As Members of Medical Homes

12/18/2013 - Coastal Medical's Pharmacy program is acknowledged in Managed Care Magazine article.
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RI’s Largest Primary Care Practice and UnitedHealthcare Offering New Health Care Model

03/28/2013 - Rhode Island's largest medical practice of primary care doctors is joining UnitedHealthcare in an effort to provide better coordinated and less costly health care, the two companies announced Tuesday.
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Coastal Medical Named RI's First Shared Savings ACO

07/10/2012 - Coastal Medical, Rhode Island’s largest primary care group practice, was one of 89 medical organizations designated as an accountable care organization, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced on late Monday.
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Kurose Testifies at Senate Hearing on Health Care Reform

05/22/2012 - Dr. G. Alan Kurose, president and CEO of Coastal Medical, one of the largest group practices of physicians in Rhode Island, testified on May 16 before the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.
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