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CME Credit

CTC-RI is now offering CME credits for select meetings, including asynchronous viewing of meeting recordings.

The AAFP has reviewed the following Breakfast of Champions and Clinical Strategy Meetings and deemed them acceptable for AAFP credit. Videos of each meeting, along with materials, are listed below. AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed credit, not as Category 1.

After watching the video and reviewing materials, CME credit can be requested via the following eval forms: CSC Eval Form and Breakfast of Champions Eval

 

Breakfast of Champions

June 10, 2022 PresentationRecording
Presentations:
Diabetes Management – Diana G. Mercurio, BSPharm, CDCES, CDOE, CVDOE, RIPCPC; Jessica M. Ryan, PharmD, BCACP, Thundermist
Report Out on Integra Project – Diana G. Mercurio, BSPharm, CDCES, CDOE, CVDOE, RIPCPC
Reducing Preventable Hospitalizations and Emergency Department Usage – Jessica Ryan, PharmD, BCACP, Thundermist; Michael Poshkus, MD, Thundermist
Improving Diabetes Care From A Community Level & Community Servings – Jean Taylor RN, BSN, CDOE, CCM, Director Clinical Programs Population Health, Integra; Erin Dibacco, Director Of Strategic Growth And Business Development, Community Servings
Community Health Network Resources – S. Campbell, RN, MS, PCMH CCE, CTC-RI
After watching the video and reviewing materials, CME credit can be requested via this evaluation form 
 
March 11, 2022 PresentationRecording
Panel: Addressing Adult & Pediatric Asthma Guidelines: Creative Solutions and Latest Guidelines
Moderator: Patricia Flanagan, MD, Hasbro Children’s Hospital, & Brown Univ. Pediatrics Professor
Pano Yeracaris, MD, MPH, CTC-RI Chief Clinical Strategist
Mansi James, DO, Board Certified Allergist, Immunologist, Providence Community Health Center (PCHC)
Lillian Nieves, PharmD, Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services, PCHC
Garry Bliss, Program Director, Medicaid AI, Prospect CharterCARE
Elizabeth McQuaid, PhD, Director of Child Psychology, Hasbro; Director of the Division of Clinical Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University
After watching the video and reviewing materials, CME credit can be requested via this evaluation form 
 
December 10, 2021 PresentationRecording
Panel: Addressing Clinician and Clinical Team Well-being During the Pandemic
Moderator: Patricia Flanagan, MD, Hasbro Children’s Hospital, & Brown Univ. Pediatrics Professor
Jerome Finkel, MD, Henry Ford Health System Chief Primary Health Officer, MI
Matthew Malek, MD, Medical Director of Provider Experience, Thundermist Health Center; Assistant Professor (Clinical), Department of Family Medicine, Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Nicolas Nguyen, MD, Associate Chief Medical Officer, Beth Israel Lahey Health Primary Care South Region; Clinical Instructor Harvard Medical School
After watching the video and reviewing materials, CME credit can be requested via this evaluation form 
 
September 10, 2021 PresentationRecording
Presentations:
Improving Maternal Child Health: Addressing Health Disparities in Prenatal Care – Patricia Flanagan, MD
Addressing Prenatal Health Disparities - State Updates – Aidea Downie, MA; Quatia "Q" Osorio, BSBA CCHW, CLC, MCHS CPE MCHW, Doula; DoulaJim Beasley, MPA
Addressing Prenatal Health Disparities - Health Plan Initiatives – Matthew Collins, MD, MBA; Christopher Ottiano, MD; Yvonne Heredia, PhD, MS; Claire Levesque, MD; Michelle Wolfsberg, MPH, BSN; Barry Fabius, MD; Sarah Coutu, BSN, RN, CCM, MNN
After watching the video and reviewing materials, CME credit can be requested via this evaluation form 
 
June 11, 2021 Presentation • Recording
Presentations:
PDSA: Potentially Avoidable ED Visits – PCHC and a panel discussion with adult and pediatric practice leaders discussing the “The Changing Role of the PCP (and inter-professional care team) Under Capitation – Jonathan Gates, MD, and Lillian Nieves, PharmD
Panel Discussion
Moderator: Patricia Flanagan, MD, Hasbro Children’s Hospital, & Brown Univ. Pediatrics Professor
Bryan Burns, DO, Physician, Esse Health, & Chief Medical Officer, Effectus Healthcare Solutions, MO
Sue Kressly, MD, FAAP: Founding partner of Kressly Pediatrics, Current Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Payer Advocacy Advisory Committee, PA
After watching the video and reviewing materials, CME credit can be requested via this evaluation form 
 
March 12, 2021 Presentation
Presentations:
Improving Population Health and Health Equity through Community Health Teams – Somava Saha, MD, MS and Craig Jones, MD
Highlights from a Pharmacy-Led Quality Improvement Initiative: Safe, Effective and Efficient Medication Use Among Older Adults – Stephen Kogut, Ph.D., MBA; Kelley Doherty Sanzen, Pharm.D., PAHM, CDOE; and Ronald Tutalo, Pharm.D., BCACP, CDCES
After watching the video and reviewing materials, CME credit can be requested via this evaluation form 
 

Clinical Strategy Committee

 
July 15, 2022  Presentation • Recording
Meeting Objectives:
1. Learn and engage in Discussion about the latest maternity data from the RI Dept of Health with a focus on Health disparities.
2. Hear from the RI Prenatal Quality Initiative and an update on RI health plan actions to improve birth outcomes.
3. Discuss how primary care practices and their associated Systems of Care can partner with practices providing prenatal and birth care to improve birth outcomes. 
Guests:
Jami Star, MD, Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, PNQCRI
Elizabeth Rochin, Ph.D., RN, NE-BC, Administrative Director, PNQCRI
Jim Beasly, RIDOH
Deb Garneau, RIDOH
After watching the video and reviewing materials, CME credit can be requested via this evaluation form 
 
 
June 17, 2022  Presentation • Recording
Meeting Objectives:
1. Engage with a panel discussion on key issues facing primary care in RI
2. Learn about ways to strengthen inter-professional educational
3. Discuss strategies to increase primary care effectiveness, recruitment, and retention 
Panel with:
Jeffrey Borkan, MD, PhD (Chair of Family Medicine; Assistant Dean for Primary Care/Population Medicine) 
Ed McGookin, MD: Chief Medical Officer Coastal Medical (Pediatrics)
Michelle Anvar, MD: Director of Primary Care Brown Medicine (Primary Care Internal Medicine)
Denise Coppa, PhD, APRN-CNP, FNP-C, PCPNP-BC, Program Director for Family NP Program at the University of Rhode Island
Suzanne McLaughlin, MD: Director of Med-Peds at Brown (Medicine-Pediatrics)
Andrew Saal, MD: Chief Medical Officer Providence Community Health Center (Family Medicine)
Thomas Meehan, PhD, PA-C: Program Director of Physician Assistant Program, Johnson and Wales
After watching the video and reviewing materials, CME credit can be requested via this evaluation form 
 
 
May 20, 2022  Presentation • Article • Recording
Meeting Objectives:
1. Learn about the national “Better Health Now” campaign of the Primary Care Collaborative and relate to primary care/health system transformation in RI
2. Discuss implications and challenges regarding primary care sustainability and the “Cost Trend Compact” in RI
3. Further discuss implications of CMS/CMMI efforts to develop a national primary care strategy responding to the NASEM report 
Guests:
Ann Griener, PCPCC 
After watching the video and reviewing materials, CME credit can be requested via this evaluation form 
 
 
April 15, 2022  Presentation 1Presentation 2 • Presentation 3 • Recording
Meeting Objectives:
1. Provide a brief introduction of the “Better Health Now” call to action from the Primary Care Collaborative
2. Discuss and learn how practices and organizations can orient new primary care providers to advance team-based care and improve retention
3. Understand actions that practices and organizations can take to reduce the loss of Medicaid insurance during the redetermination process which will begin after the COVID emergency is ended
Guests:
Lori Whittemore, PCHC
Zulema Gonzalez, PCHC
Additional Resources
After watching the video and reviewing materials, CME credit can be requested via this evaluation form 
 
 
March 18, 2022  Presentation 1Presentation 2Presentation 3 • Recording
Meeting Objectives:
1. Recognize high specialty utilization and lack of PCP/specialist coordination in RI
2. Review and discuss statewide, multi-payer/organizational efforts in RI to improve PCP/specialist alignment and coordination and impact on Health Equity
3. Review and discuss implementation progress and anticipated actions for next 18 months for Lifespan and Integra in the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) CORE/eConsult (Coordinating Optimal Referral Experiences) program 
Guests:
Scott Shipman, MD, MPH, Director of Clinical Innovations and Director of Primary Care Initiatives, Association of American Medical Colleges
After watching the video and reviewing materials, CME credit can be requested via this evaluation form 
 
Febuary 18, 2022 Presentation 1 • Presentation 2 • Recording
Meeting Objectives:
1. Get update and provide input on HHS plan to support primary care
2. Hear about CMMI Learning Action Network activities in support of alternative payments for primary care
3. Give input into CTC-RI annual learning series.
Guests:
Judith Steinberg, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer, Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health
After watching the video and reviewing materials, CME credit can be requested via this evaluation form 
 
January 21, 2022 Presentation 1 • Presentation 2 • Recording
Meeting Objectives:
1. Learn about the development of the single statewide Accountable Care Organization in Vermont and experiences with alternative payment
2. Consider implications for Rhode Island
3. Inform current work in RI developing primary care capitation for pediatric patients based on recent report from the Center for Health Care Strategies and the BCBSMA Foundation.
Guests:
Vicki Loner, MS, CEO, OneCare Vermont
Katherine Howitt, MA, Director, MA Medicaid Policy Institute, BCBS of MA Foundation
After watching the video and reviewing materials, CME credit can be requested via this evaluation form 
 
 
December 17, 2021 Presentation 1 • Presentation 2 • Recording
Meeting Objectives:
1. Hear about data integration use cases to improve health outcomes from different states
2. Understand the data integration capacities and opportunities with upgrades to the state Health Information Exchange
3. Discussion to help leverage Health Information Technology to improve clinical care, reduce health disparities, and reduce unnecessary utilization
Panel with:
Andrea Galgay, MBA , RIPCPC
Craig Jones, MD, Capitol Health Associates
Neil Sarkar, PhD, MLIS, RIQI
After watching the video and reviewing materials, CME credit can be requested via this evaluation form 
 
November 19, 2021 Presentation • Resource • Recording
Meeting Objectives:
1. Review prior CTC-RI Clinical Strategy Committee priorities, incorporate Board of Directors strategic planning, and establish 2022-2023 priorities
2. Continue efforts toward a statewide approach for clinical and community workforce training and development.
Guests:
Jim Berson, FIO Partners
Rick Brooks, Executive Director R.I. Governors Workforce Board, EOHHS
After watching the video and reviewing materials, CME credit can be requested via this evaluation form 
 
 
October 15, 2021 Presentation 1 • Presentation 2 • Presentation 3 • RecordingMaterials
Meeting Objectives:
1. Learn about an effort to deploy community health workers to improve capture of race, ethnicity, language, and disability information.
2. Review and discuss results of a recent clinician wellbeing survey.
3. Discuss ways to leverage a recent RIDOH grant award to increase training of community health workers as part of a strategy to improve clinical care and clinical team well-being.
Guests:
Stephen Kogut, PhD MBA RPh*, URI Pharmacoeconomics and Health Outcomes Research
Rick Brooks, Executive Director R.I. Governors Workforce Board, EOHHS
After watching the video and reviewing materials, CME credit can be requested via this evaluation form 
 
September 17, 2021 Presentation • Recording • Materials
Meeting Objectives:
1. Hear about an Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care ECHO Program
2. Engage in advanced discussions concerning community health teams in RI
3. Discuss potential short- and long-term actions that can address critical workforce issues, and also promote primary care team wellbeing in RI
Guests:
Phillip Clark, ScD, Professor and Director, Program in Gerontology and RIGEC, University of Rhode Island
Samantha Morton, JD, CEO of MLPB
Rick Brooks, executive director of the Governor’s Workforce Board
After watching the video and reviewing materials, CME credit can be requested via this evaluation form 
 
August 20, 2021 Presentation • Article • Recording
Meeting Objectives:
1. Using a group Jamboard session, provide feedback for the CTC-RI Board of Directors retreat.
2. In a discussion led by EOHHS and Unite Us, learn about implementation plans for the Community Resource Platform (CRP).
3. What do practices need to develop stress management skills and help their patients?
Guests:
Jim Berson, FIO Partners
Amy Katzen, JD, MPP, EOHHS Senior Policy Analyst
Jocelyn Roman, MHA, EOHHS HIT Specialist
Laudine Koster, Unite Us Senior Engagement Manager
Nelly Burdette, PsyD, CTC-RI Senior IBH Program Leader
After watching the video and reviewing materials, CME credit can be requested via this evaluation form 
 
July 16, 2021 Presentation 1 • Presentation 2 • Recording
Meeting Objectives:
1. Review key aspects of the recently released National Academies of Science Engineering Medicine Report on Implementing High-Quality Primary Care.
2. Learn about reactions to the report thus far from CMS/CMMI and HHS.
3. Discuss implications for policy and implementation efforts to strengthen “comprehensive primary care” in Rhode Island including what metrics may be appropriate to track.
Guests:
Chris Koller, President at Milbank Memorial Fund and former RI Health Insurance Commissioner
Judith Steinberg, MD, CMO, Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, HHS and former CMO at Bureau of Primary Health Care, Health Resources and Services Administration
After watching the video and reviewing materials, CME credit can be requested via this evaluation form 
 
 
June 18, 2021 Presentation • Recording
Meeting Objectives:
1. Provide an overview of current national telehealth trends.
2. Update status of RI legislative and regulatory activities concerning telehealth.
3. Review consumer-related initiatives including broadband access.
4. Promote discussion of data and experiences in practices and health plans concerning telehealth.
Guests:
Core Telehealth Committee Members
Andrew Solomon, Northeast Telehealth Resource Center
Daniela Fairchild, RI Office of Innovation
After watching the video and reviewing materials, CME credit can be requested via this evaluation form 
 
May 21, 2021 Presentation • Recording
Meeting Objectives:
1. Learn about multi-payer initiatives in Ohio and Michigan regarding practice level data to support performance improvement
2. Learn about characteristics of higher-performing practices in Michigan
3. Brief review of National Academies report on “HighQuality Primary Care”
Guests:
Richard Shonk MD, CMO, The Health Collaborative, OH
Diane Marriott, DrPH, Statewide Convener, Multipayer Primary Care Transformation, MI
Jerome Finkel, M.D., Henry Ford Health System Primary Health Officer; HFACO Board Chair
After watching the video and reviewing materials, CME credit can be requested via this evaluation form 
 
April 16 2021 Presentation • Recording
Meeting Objectives:
1. Review the limitations of strict Fee-for-Service (FFS) reimbursement to support optimal outcomes and efficiency of new models of care.
2. Review alternative payment models that can be used to improve patient access to care and outcomes.
3. Discuss linkages between payment reform and expanded use of the primary care workforce.
4. Outline the clinician role in the adoption of alternative payment models.
Guest:
Art Jones, MD, Principal, Health Management Associates and CMO, Medical Home Network
After watching the video and reviewing materials, CME credit can be requested via this evaluation form 
 
 
March 19, 2021  Presentation 1Presentation 2 • Recording
Presentations:
A Call to Action: Implementing Telehealth in Community-Based Primary Care as a Response to COVID-19
Advances in Community – Clinical Linkage: The longawaited convergence of public/population health and economics
Guest:
Michael Cropp, MD MBA Pres/CEO Independent Health
After watching the video and reviewing materials, CME credit can be requested via this evaluation form 
 

Our Mission

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.