The Patient-centered Medical Home (PCMH) model places patients at the forefront of care, which is exactly why AANP member and CTC-RI practice A to Z Primary Care, sought out this recognition for its practice.
RI Health Insurance Commissioner Marie Ganim shared her beliefs why telemedicine services are critical for maintaining health care accessibility in Rhode Island in a recent Convergence RI opinion piece, framing the conversation around the proposed telemedicine budget article before the General Assembly.
The six OB/GYN practices that are participating in the RI Department of Health-sponsored learning collaborative to improve universal screening and treatment of pregnant women (depression, anxiety and SUD) met and reported out on their screening results, successes, and challenges.
Behavioral health clinicians (PhD, PsyD, LICSW, LMFT, LMHC, RN) interested in expanding their professional skills to help practices deliver Integrated Behavioral Health (IBH) at primary care sites should apply to CTC-RI's next online IBH Practice Facilitation course. Application and CV/resume are due to
The Larry A. Green Center / Primary Care Collaborative Clinician Survey continues, with most recent data highlighting August 21-24 results. These results show the primary care platform is shrinking nationally.
CTC-RI hosted its peer learning Quarterly Best Practice Sharing meeting with 7 practices that have implemented pharmacy quality improvement plans. These plans are aimed at improving the safe, effective, and efficient use of medications in adults age 50 and older.
Working with the Core Telehealth Planning Committee, CTC-RI has developed a Primary Care Telehealth Practice Needs Assessment/Patient Engagement Surveys (including patients that have and have not used telehealth services), that has been field-tested by Providence Community Health Center.
RI American Academy of Pediatrics (RIAAP) leadership has been working closely with the Governor's Office, the Executive Office of Health and Human Services, Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner, and Rhode Island Department of Health to develop and implement action plans that support primary care practices in their efforts to provide well-child care within the primary care patient-centere
Almost four months into the Diabetes Health Equity Challenge, the two teams have made tremendous progress towards developing and implementing their action plans. Teams met on August 12 for their last Momentum Call prior to the final September 18 learning collaborative.
The Medicaid Pediatric Primary Care Rate Supplement program is live. This program will provide monthly payments to pediatric primary care providers based on the number of RI Medicaid-covered children served by the practice, and awarded upon demonstration of performance improvement on a standardized measure of primary care access.
The CTC-RI Clinical Strategy Committee met on September 18 to discuss pandemic-related updates and other issues to include flu vaccine targets, outreach and supply. Expanding IBH, CHWs, and remote monitoring were some of the immediate issues and activities prioritized at practice and SOC levels. Infant home visiting programs with PCMHs (Healthy Tomorrows) is a new project.
CTC-RI Quarterly Breakfast of Champions – CTC-RI and PCMH Kids programs met on September 11 when a discussion of practices' plans for back-to-school and sick visits was co-led by Gregory Fox, MD, FAAP, President RIAAP and Beth Lange, MD, FAAP, PCMH Kids co-chair. Dr. Lange followed up with an update on the Pediatric Relief Fund / Pediatric Advisory Board.
Pathways to Population Health Learning Collaborative – On September 18, stakeholders were invited to learn how the 2 pilot teams have applied population health tools to rapidly assess and address equity issues alongside community partners to create short-, medium- and long-term solutions. Link to flyer.
The mission of the Care Transformation Collaborative is to lead the transformation of primary care in Rhode Island in the context of an integrated health care system; and to improve the quality of care, the patient experience of care, the affordability of care, and the health of the populations we serve.