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UMass Medical School Office of Program Development supporting Rhode Island SIM

Transforming the health system in Rhode Island to achieve the “Triple Aim” of better care, healthier people, and smarter spending is the Rhode Island State Innovation Model (SIM) project’s goal. UMass Medical School’s Office of Program Development (OPD) is starting its second year of working with the state on this federally-funded program. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation is supporting this and similar innovation efforts in 23 other states.

CMS selects Rhode Island collaborative managed by UMass Medical School to participate in new primary care improvement initiative

The Care Transformation Collaborative of Rhode Island (CTC), a patient-centered medical home initiative managed by UMass Medical School, is one of 14 regions selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to participate in its largest primary care improvement initiative.

Patient-centered medical home expert to present on Rhode Island collaborative at National Committee for Quality Assurance conference

An expert on the Care Transformation Collaborative of Rhode Island (CTC), a patient-centered medical home initiative managed by UMass Medical School, will present on creating community health teams to help patients who have high-cost, complex needs at the Patient-Centered Medical Home Congress, sponsored by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Oct. 7-9 in Chicago.

UMass Medical School study indicates Rhode Island women with disabilities have a higher risk of pregnancy complications and poor infant outcomes

A study of pregnant women with disabilities in Rhode Island led by UMass Medical School has found that these women are more likely to report medical complications during pregnancy, have preterm births and low birth weight babies. The researchers conclude that clinicians need to be aware of the increased risks of pregnancy complications and poor infant outcomes.

Providence Business News: Patient-centered medical home initiative managed by UMass Medical School launches behavioral health pilot

The Care Transformation Collaborative of Rhode Island (CTC), a patient-centered medical home initiative managed by UMass Medical School, is supporting behavioral health integration into primary care practices through a new pilot program, according to an article in Providence Business News.

Rhode Island patient-centered medical home initiative managed by UMass Medical School incorporates and changes name

A Rhode Island primary care initiative managed by UMass Medical School has incorporated into a nonprofit organization and changed its name to the Care Transformation Collaborative of Rhode Island (CTC) as it broadens its focus on health care delivery transformation.