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3rd Annual Convivium – September 23

Join us at the Squantum Association as the sun sets over Narragansett Bay and we celebrate our annual transition of leadership, honor three of our best, and heal our spleens to the strains of Alpert Medical School's own Chords of Billroth.
View invitation/Reply form

RSVP by September 16, via Member Portal

Rhode Island Medical Journal

Get the August 2016 issue free, with no log-in. Read the special section on Adolescent Health guest edited by Patricia Flanagan, MD, and commentaries by Joseph H. Friedman, MD and Herbert Rakantansky, MD.

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

Download the interactive PDF to your mobile device: August PDF [6.6 MB]

Special Event: Dymystifying the Legislature

Join us in this opportunity to meet and mingle with your local legislators at regional receptions.
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September 6, October 5, October 24

RSVP by September 1, via Member Portal

Special Event: Escape Rhode Island

Puzzle Challenge
Mingle over a bite to eat at Mile and a Quarter, then try to escape from a mysterious room at Escape RI by solving a series of puzzles.
View invitation, More information

September 8, 2016 at 5pm

RSVP by September 1, via Member Portal

RIMS Physician Health Program

Senior Physicians:
Addressing Age, Ability and Acumen

Friday, September 30, 2016, 8am–4pm
Crown Plaza Hotel
801 Greenwich Avenue, Warwick RI 02886

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Register via the Member Portal or

Special Event: Easy Entertaining Café

Pizza Grilling Class
On June 14, RIMS hosted this event for members and their guests to enjoy an evening of culinary fun learning to throw dough and grill pizza to perfection. Photos

RIMS CME: Eleventh Hour Education Event

On April 30, RIMS sponsored two hours of required CME on Pain Management, Risk Management, and End of Life/Palliative Care in one event.

Program, Photos

Dr. Jody Rich addressed RIMS Council

On April 4, Jody Rich, MD, MPH addressed the RIMS Council to present his work as an expert advisor to the Governor's Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force.

Special Event: Mix & Mingle

On March 31, RIMS' sponsors, staff, and leadership gathered for refreshments at Chapel Grille in Cranston to enjoy the opportunity to share ideas, marketing plans, and enrich friendships. Photos

AMA National Advocacy Conference in Washington, DC

On February 23, RIMS Director of Government and Public Affairs Steve DeToy and RIMS president-elect Sarah Fessler, MD, attended to discuss health policy with US Senator Jack Reed and other members of the RI delegation.

Special Event: Muse Paintbar

Paint & Wine Class
On January 27, RIMS held this event for members and their guests to have fun displaying their artistic abilities recreating Edvard Munch’s famous painting, “The Scream.” Photos

CPT Changes for 2016 - Free seminar

On December 14, 2015, Peter Hollmann, MD, reviewed CPT changes for 2016, new and revised codes, and Medicare payment policies. RIMS hosted the event.

Last-minute advice regarding ICD-10

Tips and advice from RIMS and the National Government Services regarding the October 1 implementation of ICD-10. Read PDF

Convivium – September 26

View photo album: new officers, award recipients, annual meeting

Newell Warde's commentary in the Providence Journal

R.I.’s history of black doctors, a commentary by RIMS Executive Director Newell E. Warde, PhD, was published on the editorial page of the June 25, 2015 issue of Providence Journal.

Baystate Financial has services for medical practitioners

The Baystate Financial Medical Division (Baystate Financial MD) was created to specifically address the unique challenges that face physicians and medical practitioners in today’s financial environment.

We help medical practitioners, at all stages of their careers, plan for the financial future for themselves, their practice and their families. The team at Baystate Financial MD offers a variety of financial planning and management services specifically geared to the medical professional and can custom tailor a plan to meet your individual needs.

For more information please contact Brian Falconer, 401-432-8836

ICD-10 and Your Practice Free seminar

On May 21, 2015, RIMS hosted this free educational event for physicians. It was sponsored by RIMS and MA/RI MGMA.

Program, Photos

Retirement Income Distribution Strategies – Free seminar

On May 13, 2015, RIMS hosted this free educational event for physicians. It was sponsored by Baystate Financial and RIMS.

Program, Photos

Navigating the Changing Environment – RIMS CME

Norman Gordon, MD, and Yul Ejnes, MD, debated EMR pros and cons. A full exhibit hall, and quality CME was enjoyed by all on April 25, 2015 at the Crown Plaza.
, Presenters, Photos

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

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

HealthSourceRI offers phone number for doctors

Exclusive number for physicians: 885-574-2849

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.
, Press release

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.

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.

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

Needed: Primary Care Providers

For more information contact
Volunteer Coordinator Tomas Morales, 401-274-6347 ext 327

Volunteers needed for Tar Wars® Program year round

Join other physicians teaching RI 5th graders to be tobacco-free.
To volunteer for Tar Wars, contact Karen Dalton at RI Academy of Family Physicians, or 401-647-3595.

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

New from Webster Bank

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

NEW Specialized Financing for Medical Practices and
Banking for Healthcare Professionals

Slide Presentation:
ICD10 May Affect your Cash. Are you Prepared?

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

Read Webster's Healthcare Blog:
Primary Care Practice Embraces the Dynamic Changes in the Healthcare Landscape: An Interview with Contstantine Vafidis, MD.

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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"Sausage Making" at
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RI's Health Benefits Exchange

Economic Impact of RI Physicians

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Medicaid and the Global Waiver (slides)

RIMS Bicentennial

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RIMS History

Medical Odysseys

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

Celebrating 200 Years of the RI Medical Society
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Conservation of
the portrait of
Dr. Amos Throop

Medical Odysseys
Authors' Reception

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Exhibit of Treasures
from RIMS Collection

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Bicentennial Gala
Rosecliff, Newport
, Photos

NORCAL Lobster
Dinner in Newport

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Neuroscience and Society Symposium
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RIMS Awards for Medical Students
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