CTC-RI Releases Policy Report on Reorienting Health Care Delivery Post-Pandemic in Response to Request by State Leaders
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed and exacerbated existing weaknesses in Rhode Island's primary care system, like the failure of the fee-for-service payment system, Medicaid reimbursement inadequacies, and the need for greater community-clinical system collaboration and linkages. Weaknesses in our system greatly impact Rhode Islanders' health and well-being.
The Governor and state recognize the current crisis offers opportunities to reorient the health care system to increase its resilience and strengthen in primary care, and asked CTC-RI to develop recommendations. This report responds to that request by the Governor's Task Force. Details include a pediatric vaccination improvement plan, considerations for reopening practices and increasing in-person visits, telemedicine, provider burnout in the wake of COVID-19, and more.