April 2021

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New IBH Collaborative Focuses on Tele-IBH and NCQA BH Distinction

  • 09 Apr 2021

On March 5, eleven practices met to kick off a new year-long IBH learning collaborative funded by UnitedHealthcare and the Rhode Island Foundation. Nelly Burdette, PsyD is leading the project, and Kristin David, PhD and Liz Cantor, PhD, will be serving as practice facilitators.

The learning collaborative will focus on two objectives:

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Become a Primary Care First Payer Partner

  • 12 Apr 2021

CPC+ is ending and Primary Care First is starting up. Ready, Set, Apply! The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is announcing that the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) Model will end on December 31, 2021, for all model participants, regardless of start date.

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Pharmacy Quality Improvement Teams Successfully Complete “Empowering the Safe, Effective and Efficient (S.E.E) Use of Medications in Older Adults” Learning Collaborative

  • 12 Apr 2021

CTC-RI hosted the February 25 closing session for the 12-month learning collaborative “Empowering the Safe, Effective and Efficient (S.E.E) Use of Medications in Older Adults.” Kelley Doherty Sanzen, PharmD, PAHM, CDOE facilitated the meeting and the 7 practices presented on their successes with implementing pharmacy-led quality improvement strategies including patient engagement and plans for

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Spring 2021 Breakfast of Champions Meetings

  • 12 Apr 2021

Community health teams play a critical role in supporting practices to improve patient care. On March 12, almost 80 clinical practice champions and practice site clinical and administrative leaders gathered virtually to get a deeper understanding of how to practically improve population health and health equity in RI at the CTC-RI/PCMH Kids Breakfast of Champions (BOC).

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RI Diabetes Health Equity Challenge Wave Two Momentum Session

  • 13 Apr 2021

On March 12, the East Bay Community Action Program and Pawtucket/Central Falls teams reported out on the progress they are making with using the Pathway to Population Health Compass tool to advance the work of understanding the patient population, identifying patients at highest risk that need additional assistance, increasing the impact of people with lived experience and implementing communit

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New IBH Collaborative Focuses on Tele-IBH and NCQA BH Distinction 

  • 13 Apr 2021

On March 5, eleven practices met to kick off a new year-long IBH learning collaborative funded by UnitedHealthcare and the Rhode Island Foundation. Nelly Burdette, PsyD is leading the project, and Kristin David, PhD and Liz Cantor, PhD, will be serving as practice facilitators. 

The learning collaborative will focus on two objectives:  

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Call for Applications: Pediatric/Adult Primary Care Healthcare Transfer of Care Quality Improvement Initiative

  • 13 Apr 2021

RIDOH, Tufts Health Plan, CTC-RI and PCMH Kids are pleased to offer pediatric and adult practices the opportunity to apply for funding to participate in the primary care “Health Care Transfer of Care” Quality Improvement Initiative”.  Family medicine practices are also welcome to apply, providing the practice is willing to partner and accept referrals from a pediatric practice.

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PCMH Kids Stakeholder Meeting

  • 13 Apr 2021

CTC-RI/PCMH Kids hosted a quarterly PCMH Kids stakeholder meeting on April 1. The discussion started with reflections on the Alternative Payment Models learning session from the night before and addressing questions. Drs. Flanagan and Lange provided an update on how PCMH Kids Cohort 3 performed in their 2nd year in the program, while managing through the demands of a pandemic.

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CTC-RI/PCMH Kids Launches “Healthy Tomorrows” Learning Collaborative

  • 13 Apr 2021

RIDOH in partnership with CTC-RI/PCMH Kids successfully applied for a 5-year HRSA “Healthy Tomorrows” grant whose goal is to improve communication and care coordination between the Family Visiting Program (FV) and Pediatric Primary Care Practices (PCMH Kids) with a specific focus on improving well-child care.

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Our Mission

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.