Practice Newsletter - April 2015  
Care Transformation Collaborative of Rhode Island


CTC would like to congratulate Charter Care Medical Associates and Barrington Family Medicine on achieving NCQA Level 3 recognition. 

CTC's 2014 Annual Report 
On May 21st CTC will release our 2014 Annual Report, highlighting a year filled with growth, transformation and measurable progress that we are eager to share with many partners, supporters and the greater community. 

NCM Best Practice Sharing Day: "Nurse Care Managers Making a Difference in Primary Care"

May 5, 2015 8:00 - 4:00 PM

CTC, together with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island, will be hosting a full day learning session for nurse care managers. This event will meet the needs identified in the recent nurse care manager learning needs assessment and to assist nurse care managers with learning how to work within the patient centered medical home setting. Learn more and register (please register by April 28, 2015). 

Upcoming Events

How to Address the Sexual Health Needs of Your Patients and Their Partners

April 30, 2015 5:15 - 7:30 PM

Learn more and register


NDEP Webinar Series- Motivational Interviewing: How and Why it Works for People Living with Diabetes

May 14, 2015 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Learn more and register


AHRQ National Webinar on Overcoming Barriers to Shared Decision Making 

May 18, 2015 1:00 - 2:00 PM 

 Learn more and register 

Upcoming Meetings:

April 27, 2015 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM 

Program Evaluation Committee, RIQI


April 28, 2015 7:30 - 9:00 AM

Contracting Committee, RIQI


April 28, 2015 8:00 - 9:30 AM 

Practice Reporting, RIQI


April 30, 2015 2:30 - 4:00 PM 

Integrated Behavior Health Subgroup, RIQI


May 5, 2015 7:30 - 9:00 AM

Data and Evaluation, Memorial Hospital Center for Primary Care, Pawtucket


May 5, 2015 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM 

Nurse Care Manager Making a Difference, Brown-Alpert Medical School


May 7, 2015 7:30 - 8:30 AM 

PCMH Kids 301 Metro Center Blvd, Warwick


May 8, 2015 7:30 - 9:00 AM 

Steering Committee, RIQI


May 8, 2015 9:30 - 10:30 AM 

Community Health Team Planning, RIQI


May 13, 2015 12:30 - 2:30 PM

Practice Facilitation Collaborative, RIQI


May 18, 2015 7:00 - 8:30 AM

South County Steering, SC Hospital


May 21, 2015 7:30 - 9:00 AM

Practice Transformation Committee, RIQI


May 21, 2015 3:30 - 5:00 PM

Integrated Behavioral Health Workgroup, RIQI


May 22, 2015 7:30 - 9:00 AM           

CTC Board of Directors, BVCHC Pawtucket


May 22, 2015 9:30 - 10:30 AM      

Community Health Team Planning, BVCHC Pawtucket


May 25, 2015 9:00 - 10:30 AM 

Program Evaluation Committee


May 26, 2015 8:00 - 9:30 AM

Practice Reporting, RIQI


May 26, 2015 7:30 - 9:00 AM          

Contracting Committee, RIQI


May 26, 2015 12:30-2:30 PM 

Practice Facilitation Collaborative, RIQI


For meeting details or to receive a calendar invite please contact:
Cathy Sampson

PCMH Resources

"Reduced Acute Inpatient Care Was Largest Savings Component Of Geisinger Health System's Patient-Centered Medical Home" - Health Affairs - April 8, 2015 


"Making Multipayer Reform Work: What Can Be Learned From Medical Home Initiatives" - Health Affairs -  April 8, 2015


"A Failure to Communicate: A Qualitative Exploration of Care Coordination Between Hospitalists and Primary Care Providers Around Patient Hospitalizations" - Journal of General Internal Medicine - October 2015 


"Change From the Inside Out:  Health Care Leaders Taking the Helm" - Journal of the American Medical Association - March 26, 2015 

CTC of Rhode Island
Rhode Island Foundation
One Union Station
Providence, RI 02903
Welcome to the Care Transformation Collaborative of Rhode Island Newsletter, where CTC shares exciting updates, news, milestones, meeting information and more.
PCMH Kids Announces First 10 Practice Sites 
PCMH-Kids is funded by a grant from the Rhode Island Foundation to extend the transformation of primary care to practices serving children. After a rigorous selection process, PCMH-Kids announced the first 10 practice sites that will join the pilot cohort of the Initiative: 
  • Anchor Medical Associates
  • Coastal Hillside Family Medicine
  • Coastal Waterman Pediatrics
  • East Bay Family Health Care
  • East Greenwich Pediatrics
  • Hasbro Medicine-Pediatric Primary Care Clinic
  • Hasbro Pediatric Primary Care
  • Pediatric Associates
  • WellOne
  • Wood River Health Services
These pilot sites represent a range of practice sizes, geographic locations, and experience with PCMH transformation. Together, they serve approximately 30,000 covered lives, 48% of which are covered through a Medicaid Managed Care plan. 


These practices will come on board to negotiate a common contract that stems from the CTC Developmental Contract, incorporating key differences that will promote transformation in the pediatric setting and increase accountability to cost and outcomes. Contract negotiations will begin at the end of April with all major health plans in RI participating. 

Updated List of CTC Practices and Practice Facilitation Supports 
CTC recently updated the CTC List of Practices  to reflect current assigned relationship managers and practice facilitators.  The updated information can be found here.
CTC Launches Integrated Behavioral Health Webinar Series
On April 17, 2015 Dr. Nelly Burdette, Director of Integrated Behavioral Health at Providence Community Health Center and CTC Integrated Behavioral Health Practice Facilitator, presented the first IBH Lunch and Learn Webinar "Assessment and Treatment of Suicidality in Primary Care". The webinar, which was sponsored with funding from Tufts Health Plan, was attended by a total of 87 people. The webinar was also recorded and can be accessed here

SAVE THE DATE - Additional Lunch and Learns* 

CTC practices, mark your calendars for upcoming Lunch and Learn programs. Practices will have the option of remote access log in through adobe connect or in person attendance (301 Metro Center Warwick RI). 

June 19, 2015 - "Motivational Interviewing in Primary Care: From Substance Use to Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors in Chronic Disease"


September 18, 2015 - "Chronic Pain in Primary Care: Skills not Pills"


*Participation in Lunch and Learns will assist practices with meeting the NCQA team based training requirements. 

CTC Practice Transformation Committee Identifies Learning Collaborative Practice Requirements

As part of the updated 2015 CTC Common Contract, the Practice Transformation Committee was asked to identify learning collaborative practice requirements.  Such practice requirements were approved at the April Practice Transformation Committee and can be found here. These requirements clearly define practice expectations if a practice is not meeting CTC deliverables and/or performance targets and provide practices with resources for achieving practice transformation.  Emphasis is given to the important element of sharing best practices, which is a cornerstone of the CTC practice transformation program. 

2015 Rhode Island Kids Count Factbook

Rhode Island Kids Count is pleased to announce the release of the 2015 Rhode Island Kids Count Factbook.


The Factbook charts improvements and declines in the well-being of children and youth across the state and in each of Rhode Island's 39 cities and towns and provides the latest available statistics of 71 different aspects of children's lives, from birth to adolescence. The Factbook is divided into five interrelated categories: Family and CommunityEconomic Well-BeingHealthSafety, and Education


To order a complete hard copy of the full report, download and mail the Factbook Order Form or call (401) 351-9400. The entire 2015 Rhode Island Kids Count Factbook, as well as individual indicators and other highlights of key issues, is also available on

Current Care Corner 
Questions about CurrentCare?Come on down to our Open House!
Stop by the CurrentCare Open House on May 13, from 5:00 - 8:00 PM! You'll get the grand tour, answers to all your burning questions about CurrentCare, a real-time Viewer training session and snacks! Also, all attendees will have the chance to win a Kindle Fire!

You will have the chance to meet the CurrentCare team and they'll be able to help you become a pro at using CurrentCare, the ultimate tool in efficient patient care coordination.

Need even more inspiration to use CurrentCare? Dr. Lynn will share her experiences using CurrentCare to help her micro-practice run as smoothly and efficiently as possible. 

This event is free, but registration is required. 

CurrentCare Quick Bites

CurrentCare Quick Bites is a lunchtime series of short, 15-minute updates about CurrentCare. Our experts, Peggy Menna and Andrea Levesque, will present information about new and updated features and helpful tips about using CurrentCare in your practice. We'll even start at 12:15 to give you time to grab your lunch and dial in. We hope you'll join us!


What Patient Data is in CurrentCare today? - Register

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 12:15 - 12:30 PM

You can now access over 142 different data sources in one place! Did you know that Lifespan has started sending both inpatient and ambulatory information into CurrentCare? Come learn what's been added since you were trained, and a quick overview of what's coming soon! 


Panel Analysis and Enrollment Campaign - Register
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 12:15 - 12:30 PM

In order to reach out to an entire patient panel, many physicians are using the Panel Analysis to determine which of their patients are still not enrolled in CurrentCare, and then they are reaching out to those patients via an email campaign. Tune in to see how easy it is! 


How to Print from the CurrentCare Viewer - Register
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 12:15 - 12:30 PM 
The CurrentCare Viewer offers a wealth of information in various formats. Join us for a demonstration on how to print labs, pathology and imaging reports, and information in the Summary report.

Got a question you'd like to see addressed at any of these sessions? - send an email to [email protected], attention: CurrentCare Quick Bites