2019 proved to be a year of health care transformation in Rhode Island, with the Care Transformation Collaborative of Rhode Island (CTC-RI) and PCMH Kids at the forefront of significant state progress.
CTC and PCMH-Kids programs recognize the importance of clinician (and care team) well-being. We continue to work with the Primary Care Physician Advisory Committee of the RI Department of Health and other stakeholders to help develop solutions which will improve provider well-being.
On January 16, CTC-RI / PCMH Kids hosted a PCMH Kids Stakeholder meeting. Deborah Masland, Senior Program Director at RI Parent Information Network (RIPIN), raised the group's awareness of a new position within RIPIN, the Family Care Liaison, to help practices navigate servic
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) delegates care management functions and responsibilities to PCMH-recognized practices. Stephanie Gill, BCBSRI Business Planning Analyst, and Kate Reilly, RN, MSN, Quality Concierge Team, have consulted with 177 NCQA-recognized PCMH primary care practices to discuss current care management processes and cost and quality outcomes.
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.