In January 2015, 25 adult practices representing 90,000 patients and 100 providers entered into the Care Transformation Collaborative of Rhode Island program as "Cohort 4" with the goal of improving quality, customer experience and reducing costs.
In June 2019, 22 of the practice teams concluded the multi-payer common contract and achieved the following impressive results:
- All are recognized by NCQA as patient-centered medical homes.
- Practices have made impressive improvements in reducing total cost of care (TCOC) over time.
- Practices have improved quality and customer experience.
- 92% of the practices have successfully transitioned into systems of care.
These "Cohort 4" practices can continue to receive transformation support from CTC-RI through participation in Best Practice Committee meetings, the Annual Conference, and other grant/health plan funded special topic learning network opportunities. Practices that meet the OHIC's definition of being a RI patient-centered medical home will continue to receive sustainability payments from the commercial payers.