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RSVP NOW – Convivium is September 26

The new tradition continues

Members are invited to schmooze, graze, and relax with colleagues
at Agawam Hunt during the day and at the Save The Bay Center in the evening. Complete details: Invitation and RSVP form PDF
RSVP via the Member Portal

 
Rhode Island Medical Journal

Get the September 2015 issue free, with no log-in. Drs. Paul George and Jeffrey Borkan introduce the nation’s first dual-degree MD/ScM program in primary care and population medicine at the Alpert Medical School.

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

Download the interactive PDF to your mobile device: September PDF [5.4 MB]

 
Employment 101 – RIMS seminar

Personal finances, liability insurance, real estate, and professional contracts will be discussed.
September 9, 5:30pm at RIMS
RSVP is required as space is limited.
Registration closes September 2.
$40, free for RIMS members
Contact Megan Turcotte, 401-331-3207

 
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

 
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.
Program
, 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
healthsourceri.com

 
Lt. Gov. Roberts receives Dr. John Clarke Award

On October 27, 2014, Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts became the first recipient RIMS Dr. John Clarke Award, recognizing her outstanding civic leadership and service service. RIMS president Peter Karczmar, MD, made the presentation.

 
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

 
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

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

 
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, karen.riafp@gmail.com 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:
CASH ACCELERATION OPTIONS AND LIQUIDITY ALTERNATIVES
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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RIMS Awards for Medical Students
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