health insurers http://ripr.org en Koller Reflects on Time in Office, Outlook for RI Health Care http://ripr.org/post/koller-reflects-time-office-outlook-ri-health-care <p>Chris Koller, Rhode Island’s first commissioner of health insurance, spent his last day in office today. Before he heads to New York City to take over as president of the Milbank Memorial Fund, he stopped by our studios to reflect on his time in office here.</p><p>The General Assembly created Koller’s position – a first in the nation, too – in the mid-2000s to help address growing concern over the cost of health insurance and how insurers were paying health care providers.</p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 16:01:10 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 17505 at http://ripr.org Koller Reflects on Time in Office, Outlook for RI Health Care Last Day on Job for RI's First Health Insurance Commissioner http://ripr.org/post/last-day-job-ris-first-health-insurance-commissioner <p>Today is the last day on the job for Rhode Island’s –and the nation’s—first commissioner of health insurance. Chris Koller is leaving the position to take the helm of a foundation in New York City. He leaves behind some significant changes in the health insurance marketplace.</p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 17537 at http://ripr.org RI Insurers Must Disclose Prices to Doctors http://ripr.org/post/ri-insurers-must-disclose-prices-doctors <p>For the first time, Rhode Island’s insurance commissioner has directed health insurers to disclose what they pay for health care services. But that information won’t necessarily be directly available to patients.</p> Thu, 23 May 2013 16:17:54 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 15705 at http://ripr.org