Primary care practices learned important updates at the February 27 CTC Practice Reporting and Transformation Committee from Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner (OHIC) staff, Marea Tumbler and Cory King, Principal Policy Analysts. OHIC has published the 2019 Practice Transformation Plan (including the core quality measures, benchmarks, cost management requirement, and frequently asked questions). Practices will want to familiarize themselves with the updated OHIC expectations that will need to be met by 10/15/19 in order for practices to be considered a Patient-Centered Medical Home in Rhode Island and eligible for sustainability payments.
Practices additionally shared "best practices" for improving Adolescent Well Child Visits (Erin Meehan, Office Manager Children's Medical Group; Melissa Cotnoir, Kingstown Pediatrics). Andrea Galgay, Practice Reporting Co-Chair shared resources that RIPCPC has developed to improve performance on transitions of care (Management of Transition Care Services Coding Roadmap; Quality Measurement Overview). Brenda Jenkins, HCA Senior Program Administrator and Dana McCants-Derisier, RIDOH Tobacco Cessation Manager provided resource information available to assist patients with tobacco cessation.
Updated Practice Utilization Risk-Adjusted Performance Reports for Adult and PCMH Kids Practices (including Total Cost of Care, ED utilization, Inpatient Utilization and Pharmacy Costs) are now posted on the CTC portal.