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Practice Newsletter - November 1, 2013
Rhode Island Chronic Care Sustainability Initiative
Upcoming Events:
Understanding Pain Management: Opioid Induced Hyperalgesia and Interdisciplinary Care
November 7, 2013
Details here.
Overview of Motivational Interviewing
Chronic Care and Disease Management Program 
November 21, 2013
Details here.
NCM Orientation and Best Practice Sharing Session 
November 5, 2013
11:45am - 4:00pm 
Upcoming Meetings:

Oct. 30, 6-7:30pm at HEALTH: PCMH-Kids Stakeholder Meeting (committee members only)

Oct. 31, 8-9am at RIQI: NCM Measurement Subgroup on Care Plan Development

Nov. 5, 7:30-9am at Memorial Hospital: Data and Evaluation Committee

Nov. 7, 8-9am webinar: How to the use the UnitedHealthcare Portal (contact [email protected] for registration info.)

Nov. 8, 7:30-9am at RIQI: Steering Committee

Nov. 8, 9:30-11am at RIQI: Community Health Team Planning Meeting (committee members only)

Nov. 13, 6-7:30pm at RIQI: Provider Best Practice Sharing Session with Coastal on lessons learned in becoming PCMH and using the EHR

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Welcome to the Rhode Island Chronic Care Sustainability Initiative Practice Newsletter, where CSI-RI shares exciting updates, news, milestones, meeting information and more with CSI-RI practices.
New "Scenario Document" to support new practices
The CSI-RI Executive Committee recently approved a "Scenario Document" which provides new practices with information on CSI-RI deliverables based on where they are in the developmental contract.  The document also provides direction for practices on what they need to do to move to the next level in the developmental contract by April 1, 2014. Practices are asked to let CSI-RI Management staff know by January 31, 2014 if your practice intends to submit documentation by February 28, 2014 for next developmental level consideration. Access the document here.
CSI-RI 2013 Contractual Performance Metric Standards

The developmental contract for CSI-RI aligns incentives with performance on three metrics; Process, Quality, and Utilization.  Clinical Quality measure, CAHPS PCMH Patient Experience and Utilization measures/targets are reviewed annually, to ensure that we are correctly measuring each metric and appropriately setting targets.  Practice Reporting Committee, Data & Evaluation Committee, and Executive Committee have worked to develop and approve these performance standards for the 2013 contract adjudication.


Also approved and in this document, are some general policies for CSI-RI.  One policy highlights the annual process for the review of Clinical quality measures and CAHPS PCMH Patient Experience measures.  The other highlights guidelines for a practice that may choose to use an alternate vendor for their CAHPS PCMH Patient Experience Surveys. To access the document, click here.

HEALTH sponsors the RICCC as part of the Diabetes Prevention and Control Program

Rhode Island HEALTH sponsors the Rhode Island Chronic Care Collaborative (RICCC) as part of the Diabetes Prevention and Control Program.  RICCC provides technical assistance to primary care practices as they move towards becoming a patient-centered medical home. 


RICCC is sponsoring a free educational programs in the next few months.  We recommend that staff interested in the following programs "Save the Date":


Nov. 21, 2013 (Motivational Interviewing)

8:30 - 9:30 AM at the HEALTH auditorium (lower level)


Dec.12, 2013 (Self-Management Goal Setting)

8:30 - 9:30 AM at the HEALTH auditorium (lower level)


Jan. 16, 2014 (Orientation to Population Health and PCMH Training)

8:30 - 9:30 AM at the HEALTH auditorium (lower level)


CSI-RI will let you know when registration for the event opens. More details can be found here.

Congratulations to the following practices that have achieved NCQA Level 3 recognition:
  • Anchor
  • Aquidneck
  • Associates in Primary Care
  • Blackstone Valley Community Health Center
  • Coastal Medical-Greenville
  • Coastal Medical-Hillside
  • Coastal Medical-Narragansett
  • Coastal Medical-Wakefield
  • Comprehensive Community Action Program
  • Easy Bay Community Action Program - Newport and East Providence
  • Family Health and Sports Medicine
  • Kristine Cuniff
  • Medical Associates of RI
  • Memorial Hospital Family Care Center
  • Ocean State Medical
  • South County Hospital Family Medicine
  • South County Internal Medicine
  • Stuart Demirs
  • Thundermist Community Health Center - Wakefield, West Warwick and Woonsocket
  • University Family Medicine
  • University Internal Medicine
  • University Medicine (expansion sites)
  • University Medicine Governor's St
  • Wood River Health Services

Washington County succeeds in reducing hospital readmissions

Congratulations to Rhode Island's Washington County Transitions Coalition and the collaborative approach they have taken to improve the transition of care for their patients. Our South County CSI-RI practices are part of the team that works together to improve the health of the community.
Watch this video posted by Healthcentric Advisors highlighting the Washington County success story.