Almost 50 members of the CTC-RI community attended the December 13 Quarterly Breakfast of Champions Learning Session. The agenda included a well-deserved congratulations to the 3 graduating CPC+ practices: Ocean State Primary Care of Westerly, Robert A. Carrellas, MD, and Brookside Medical Associates. The practices are completing the CTC program in December and the Ocean State practices will be continuing to participate in CPC+. Announcements included a review of the new Primary Care First (PCF) alternative payment model (see Primary Care First newsletter article above); the opportunity to use a new resource: RIPIN Family Care Liaison, and the opportunity to participate in the Nurse Care Manager/Care Coordinator Standardized Core Curriculum Training Program and RIGWEP ECHO Project.
Speakers were Cory King, Director of Policy, Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner on the "Proposed Revisions to the Affordability Standards: Implications for Primary Care" (see newsletter article above) and CMO Andrew Saal, MD MPH and Lillian Nieves, PharmD, Providence Community Health Centers on "Patient Safety and Administrative Burden of EHR Pharmacy Prescribing Errors and Auto-Refills."