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NEW: Not Your Father's Annual Meeting – September 27

Morning CME Session: 8am–12pm, Crowne Plaza

Evening Convivum: 6:30–10pm, Squantum Association

Program/Details
Members: online registration –or– Registration Form pdf

 
CMS resource for groups of 10 or more

CMS provides this document:
Action to Take for Groups with 10 or More Eligible Professionals In Order To Avoid the Automatic CY 2016 Value-Based Payment Modifier Downward Payment Adjustment

 
Rhode Island Medical Journal

Get the September 2014 issue free, with no log-in. Read the special section addressing health disparities in medical education.

This monthly, paperless publication features expanded content and news from the medical community.

Download an interactive PDF to your iPhone/iPad Books app to read it offline:
September 2014 RI Medical Journal
[1.5 MB]

 
NEW Resources - Safe Opioid Prescribing

Safe Opioid Prescribing resources

The RI Department of Health offers a guide for Safe Opioid Prescribing, the Prescription Monitoring Program and PMP Guide.

Other resources include treatment options and the Providers Clinical Support System for Medication Assisted Treatment

 
2014 Tar Wars® Poster Contest


Jaime Rampone from Lincoln Central Elementary is the 2014 winner. She received an all-expenses paid trip to the National competition in Washington, DC.
Ariana Alexandre from Varieur School in Pawtucket won second place, and Alaina Minarik from Hamilton Elementary School in North Kingstown won third.
More about Tar Wars, Photos

 
2014 Annual Bike Helmet Distribution

RIMS volunteers gathered at the Mary Fogarty School in Providence to distribute bike helmets and safety materials to children ages 5–9 in the RIteCare program. This year RIMS gave away 375 helmets.
About the program, Photos

 
Panel discussion: Prescriptions for a Healthy America


On February 10, 2014, RIMS President Elaine Jones, MD, and US Senators Reed and Whitehouse took part in a discussion on “medication adherence” sponsored by Prescriptions for a Healthy America at Brown. More

 
Dr. Jones's letter in the Providence Journal

Cheers to CVS for tobacco stand, a letter to the editor from RIMS President Elaine C. Jones, MD, was published in the February 5, 2014 issue of Providence Journal.

 
McGruff the Crime Dog comes to Providence

RIMS' Megan Turcotte raised funds, with the support of the RI Orthopedic Society, to sponsor McGruff the Crime Dog and a Providence Police Department crime prevention program for school children.
Photos
, Press release

 
Terminated from United's Medicare Advantage network?

RIMS offers pertinent information and advice on appealing your termination and communicating with your patients. Read more

November 27 NewsFlash: Update on Appeals Process
December 16 NewsFlash: More on United’s network cuts, and the Connecticut counties’ injunction

RIMS has been speaking out in the media, has contacted state and federal officials regarding doctors' concerns, and is sharing information with other state medical societies and the AMA.

Providence Journal: UnitedHealthcare dropping R.I. doctors from Medicare Advantage network, Doctors, subscribers in the dark about United Healthcare’s decision to drop some physicians
RI Public Radio: Doctors Dropped From Medicare Ask State Leaders For Help, United And Medicare: When Insurers Drop Your Doctor

 
HealthSourceRI offers phone number for doctors

Exclusive number for physicians: 885-574-2849
healthsourceri.com

Information for small business owners

Information for individuals

 
Dr. Adrain's commentary in the Providence Journal

Self-Serving Lawyers’ Myth about Doctors, a commentary by RIMS President Alyn L. Adrain, MD, was published on the editorial page of the September 11, 2013 issue of Providence Journal.

 
Groups of 5 qualify for discounted membership rate

RIMS Group Membership Program now offers a flat, discounted dues rate to practices or professional organized medicine organizations with 5 or more members, a reduction from the previous group requirement of 10 members.

View program details, or direct inquiries to Megan Turcotte, Associate Dircector of Member Services and Specialty Societies

 
Volunteers needed for Tar Wars® Program year round

Join other RIMS physicians teaching RI 5th graders to be tobacco-free. More

View Tar Wars® flyer
Volunteer Form

 
Volunteer at the Rhode Island Free Clinic

The RIFC needs your help to care for uninsured, working poor adults who otherwise have no access to health care. Read more

Letter from Dr. Nicholas Califano
Watch video

For more information contact
Volunteer Coordinator Em Perry at 401-274-6347 x327

 
New from Webster Bank

Webster Bank has new consumer and business credit cards with additional features and benefits. More information

Slide Presentation:
CASH ACCELERATION OPTIONS AND LIQUIDITY ALTERNATIVES
ICD10 May Affect your Cash. Are you Prepared?

New. Buy. Build. Refinance. With a Webster Mortgage

Read The Bank Roll, Webster's blog: Healthcare Industry Undergoing Treatment for Paper Addiction

 
Eleventh Hour Education Event – RIMS CME

Topics included Pain Management, Medical Marijuana, and Risk Management.

Sponsored by AbbVie, Amgen, Astellas Pharma US, Inc., Baystate Financial, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Butler & Messier, Care New England, Coverys, Forest Institutional Sales, MEDA Pharmaceuticals, New England in Touch, Open MRI of New England/Advanced Radiology, Pfizer, RIMS-IBC, GNAC, and the US Army Health Care Recruitment.

Photos, Program, Presenters
Members: View the presentation materials

 
Employment 101 – RIMS seminar


This seminar offered an introduction to contracts, hospital bylaws, personal finance, and professional liability insurance. View the presentation materials in the Member Portal, Photos

 
New – RIMS Affinity Program

Now our colleagues in health care and related businesses can become RIMS endorsed affiliates and enjoy the benefits of promotional opportunities.
Learn more

Benefits offered by RIMS Affinity Program
 
Member Portal provides new access for RIMS members

Members can now access directories, update contact information, communicate through community forums, register for RIMS events, make RIMPAC contributions, pay RIMS dues and more.

Instructions for login and other features are included in this handy Step-by-step Guide.

 
Prescription drug discount card – for flu season


RIMS has partnered with RI Rx Card to provide free prescription drug discount cards to Rhode Islanders.

This program can help lower prescription drug costs. Save on flu vaccines

Get your discount card

 
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RIMS Bicentennial

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Medical Odysseys

An illustrated anthology by Dr. Aronson, Dr. Friedman, and Mary Korr


Celebrating 200 Years of the RI Medical Society
Watch video


Conservation of
the portrait of
Dr. Amos Throop


Medical Odysseys
Authors' Reception

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Exhibit of Treasures
from RIMS Collection

Details, Photos


Bicentennial Gala
Rosecliff, Newport
Details
, Photos


NORCAL Lobster
Dinner in Newport

Details, Photos


Neuroscience and Society Symposium
Details, Photos, Video


RIMS Awards for Medical Students
Details, Photos

 

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