Improving Primary Care: CSI Project
The Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner will direct Rhode Island's Regional Quality Improvement project with the management support of Quality Partners of Rhode Island (Quality Partners). This two-year project will result in the formation of a sustainable body of key stakeholders and the development of a coordinated system to align performance standards and financial incentives among Rhode Island's health plans, purchasers and providers for the delivery of high quality ambulatory care for chronic illness throughout our state.
RQI Grant Summary
Primary Care is the only part of the medical system where an increased supply is associated with lower community health care costs and better health care quality. Yet experts acknowledge that our fee for service payment system encourages procedures, discourages prevention and vastly underpays for primary care. Here in Rhode Island we are trying to change that. Under the leadership of the Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner, Health Plans are paying more and differently for excellent primary care. Read more below."
December 14, 2009October 29, 2009
The Rhode Island Chronic Care Sustainability Initiative: A Multi-payer Pilot of the Patient-Centered Medical Home Project Summary: November, 2009
The RI Chronic Care Sustainability Initiative Summary
The Rhode Island Nurses Association Guide to Primary Care Services TAKING CARE (external)
AAFP NEWS NOW 10/28/08 article (external)
The Providence Business News 11/03/08 (external)