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RIMS and RIMS-IBC have new offices

New address [Directions]
405 Promenade Street
Providence RI 02908-4811

RIMS: Suite A

Our phone numbers will remain the same.
RIMS: 401-331-3207
RIMS-IBC: 401-272-1050

Rhode Island Medical Journal

Get the December 2015 issue free, with no log-in. Read the special focus section on Neurorehabilitation by guest editor Jon A. Mukand, MD, PhD, and thoughtful commentary about physicians' role in end-of-life matters.

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

Download the interactive PDF to your mobile device: December PDF [6.8 MB]

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.

Estate Planning 201: Beyond the Basics
November 12, 7–8:30am
View Invitation, RSVP to Gianna Basile by November 5

ONLINE Webinar for RIMS members
Estate Planning 201: Beyond the Basics
November 18, 6pm
View Invitation, RSVP to Gianna Basile by November 11

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

RI's new Director of Health addresses RIMS Council

Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, new Director of the RI Department of Health, addressed the members of the RIMS Council at their quarterly meeting on June 1, 2015.

RIMS awards annual Medical Student Prizes

On May 22, RIMS presented its annual prizes to graduating medical students who have demonstrated exemplary service. Grayson Armstrong, MD, received the Throop Prize, and Catherine Paniszyn, MD, received the Rakatansky Prize. They are shown here with Newell Warde, PhD (left) and Herbert Rakatansky, MD.

Dr. Fischer named RIMWA 2015 Woman of the Year

On May 4, Staci Fischer, MD, FACP, FIDSA was named RIMWA 2015 Woman of the Year, selected for the the award for her exemplary commitment to medicine, family, and the community. Photos

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

CPT Changes for 2015 - Free seminar

On December 2, 2014, Peter Hollmann, MD, reviewed CPT changes for 2015, new and revised codes, and BCBSRI payment policies. RIMS hosted the event.

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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Medicaid and the Global Waiver (slides)

RIMS Bicentennial

All Observances

RIMS History

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

Photos, Watch video

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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