In case you missed it, December's edition of the Rhode Island Medical Journal featured an exciting special section highlighting the great work of PCMH-Kids, with members of the PCMH-Kids leadership team and practice community as contributors.
Adult CTC practices will start reporting on the HEDIS 2019 controlling high blood pressure measure (blood pressure control defined as 140/90 for adults age 18-85) beginning 1/15/19 for timeframe 1/1/18-12/31/18. The previous measure (control defined as 140/90 for adults 18-59 or patient with diabetes 18-85; 150/90 for patients 60-85) has been retired effective 12/1/18.
CTC's Quarterly Breakfast of Champions meeting is being held on February 8th at 7:30am. This is an important point in time for primary care in Rhode Island and for the CTC and PCMH-Kids program, and the involvement and input from all CTC practices is critical. Specifically, all clinical practice champions and practice site clinical and administrative leaders should attend.
CTC is partnering with the American College of Physicians to sponsor a statewide learning collaborative for primary care and specialist offices to enhance High-Value Care Coordination. The program will start on or about late January and continue through July 2019.
The CTC Board of Directors is pleased to announce that it has approved the 2019 PCMH-Kids expansion program, including 17 practice sites, representing 20,000+ attributed lives. The Selection Committee conducted a rigorous review of all applications and came to a unanimous conclusion to accept these practices.
CTC-RI, with funding from UnitedHealthcare, is pleased to offer up to ten (10) adult/family primary care practices the opportunity to apply for funding for another Integrated Behavioral Health Program.
The mission of the Care Transformation Collaborative of Rhode Island 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.