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2016 Apr    

Jody Rich, MD, MPH addresses 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.



                                       





2016 FebRIMS leadership at the AMA National Advocacy Conference
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.








2015 DecCPT Seminar
On December 14, 2015, Peter Hollmann, MD, reviewed CPT changes for 2016, new and revised codes, and Medicare payment policies. Sponsored by RIMS in cooperation with the Medical Group Managers Association.








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








2015 MayICD-10 and Your Practice seminar
On May 21, 2015, RIMS hosted this free educational event for physicians. It was sponsored by RIMS and MA/RI MGMA.
Program, Photos








2015 MayRetirement Income Distribution Strategies Seminar
On May 13, 2015, RIMS hosted this free educational event for physicians. It was sponsored by Baystate Financial and RIMS.
Program, Photos








2015 AprNavigating 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








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








2014 Mar
RIMS leaders attend AMA National Advocacy Conference
RIMS director of government and public affairs Steve DeToy and RIMS president-elect Peter Karczmar, MD, attended and discussed health policy with US Congressman David Cicilline and other members of the RI delegation.








2014 FebPrescriptions for a Healthy America
RIMS President Elaine Jones, MD, and US Senators Reed and Whitehouse took part in a panel discussion on “medication adherence” sponsored by Prescriptions for a Healthy America at the Brown Medical Research Facility. More








2013 NovICD-10 and Your Practice 
Free seminar for members featured coding specialist Nancy M. Enos, FACMPE, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC of Enos Medical Codingreviewed the differences between ICD-9 and ICD-10.
Photos, Seminar presentation materials








2013 OctPractice Transformation: A Practical Roadmap
Sponsored by RIMS and the Alpert Medical School in collaboration with the Office of Lt. Gov. Elizabeth H. Roberts, medical and legal panelists discussed the shifting landscape of medicine in the Affordable Care Act era. Photos








2013 Sep'A Lively Experiment' on RI PBS – September 27, 2013
Panelists Steve DeToy, Christine Ferguson, director of HealthSourceRI; Linda Katz and Felice Freyer discuss Rhode Island's health care insurance exchange, HealthSourceRI.
Watch video








2013 SepData Breach and your Practice 
Free seminar for members featured Jeffrey Chase-Lubitz, Esq; Chris Sheehan, Shred-It Compliance Agent; David White, Partner, Butler & Messier Insurance.
Photos, Seminar presentation materials








2012 Dec

CPT Seminar
Peter Holmann, MD, AMA CPT Editorial Panel Chair, past CPT Member of the AMA/Specialty RBRVS Update Committee, and a BCBSRI Medical Director, presented changes to CPT coding for 2013. RIMS hosted the event.








2012 JunA Lively Experiment' on RI PBS – June 29, 2012
Panelists Steve DeToy, Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts, and Prof. Maureen Moakley discuss the Supreme Court decision to uphold Obama's health care law, and consequences for RI.
Watch video









2012 MayAnnual Bike Helmet Distribution
RIMS and medical student volunteers distributed bike helmets and safety gear to eligible RIteCare children at Paul Cuffee School on May 12. More photos, Newsletter article, About the program






2012 May


TarWars® Rhode Island Statewide Poster Contest
TarWars® RI held hits annual student poster contest on May 12. RIMS volunteers particapate in the anti-tobacco elementary school educational program throughout the year. More photos,Newsletter article









2012 MayRI ACP Annual Scientific Meeting
RIMS President Nitin S. Damle, MD made a presentation on the RI Medical Society and its bicentennial celebration to RI ACP meeting attendees at the Rhodes on the Pawtuxet.
Meeting program








2012 MarRIMS leadership testifies at "I'm Sorry" hearing
RIMS President Nitin S. Damle, MD and Past-
President Michael Migliori, MD testified before the House Judiciary committee, along with actor James Woods, in favor of this "benevolent gestures" bill.








2012 FebRIMS discussses SGR with RI Congresional delegation
President-Elect, Alyn Adrain, MD; Past President Barry Wall, MD; Past President Charles B. “Bud” Kahn, MD; and RIMS staff members traveled to Washingon, DC to discuss the critically urgent matter of the SGR formula.








2011 DecMedical Odysseys Authors Reception
Author Stanley M. Aronson, MD was among the speakers at a reception and exhibit of RIMS historical books at the Hay Library, held to to launch the newly published anthology of essays.AboutMedical Odysseys, More photos








2011 DecCPT Seminar
Peter Holmann, MD, Chair of the AMA CPT Advisory Committee, conducted an informative seminar about recent changes to CPT coding. RIMS hosted the even








2011 DecMembership Committee meets
Membership strategies were discussed by committee members Alyn Adrain, MD; Fredric Christian, MD; Joel Kaufman, MD; Diane Siedlecki, MD; Jerry Fingerut, MD; Megan Turcotte and Newell Warde, PhD.








2011 AugACCME Eastern Regional CME Accreditor Conference 
This event, held at RIMS, brought together State Medical Society recognized accreditors from across the country to share best practices for accrediting community-based CME programs. Read article








2011 AugRIMS welcomes Brown's first-year medical students
Students Grayson Armstrong and Rahul Banerjee, and RIMS' Megan Turcotte attended the medical school orientation to introduce the students to RIMS and encourage membership. Together they welcomed 64 new members.








2011 Jul

RI student wins national contest and donates her prize
Alana McGuinness won the national Tar Wars poster contest in Washington, DC, the first time in RI Tar Wars’ 18-year history that a RI student won the national competition. 
Press release, More photos








2011 JunNORCAL Annual Meeting
Representatives of RIMS and RIMS-IBC attended NORCAL's Annual Meeting in Monterey, June 3–4, and the retirement party for David R. Holley, MD, Chairman of the Board of Directors of NORCAL.








2011 JunDr. Bubly addresses RIAFP
On June 3, Dr. Gary Bubly spoke to the attendees of the RI Academy of Family Physicians’ primary care conference, issuing an update on RIMS advocacy efforts and discussing the importance of their participation as members.








2011 MayAnnual Bike Helmet Distribution
RIMS volunteers distributed bike helmets and safety gear to eligible RIteCare children. RIMS has donated over 6000 helmets since the program's inception. About the program
More photos








2011 MayTarWars® Rhode Island Statewide Poster Contest
TarWars® RI, chaired by Arthur Frazzano, MD, held hits annual student poster contest on May 14. RIMS volunteers particapate in the anti-tobacco elementary school educational program throughout the year. More photos








2011 AprLieutenant Governor Roberts addresses RIMS Counci
On April 4, Lt. Governor Roberts, Chair of the RI Healthcare Reform Commission, discussed the federal Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act, and the need for physicians to provide leadership in that process. Read more








2011 MarRIMS leadership testifies at "I'm Sorry" hearing
RIMS' bill H5255 would allow health care providers to express sympathy for medical errors and take corrective action without those responses becoming admissible evidence or an admission of liability. More photos








2011 FebRIMS leaders attend AMA National Advocacy Conference
Michael Migliori, MD; Nitin Damle, MD; and Gary Bubly, MD met with newly-elected Congressman David Cicilline during the AMA National Advocacy Conference in Washington, DC February 8–9 to discuss the AMA's legislative agenda.








2010 DecMigliori addresses Council of State Governments
"Impacts of Health Reform" workshop panelists included AMA Delegate Michael Migliori, MD; Insurance Commissioner Christopher Koller; BCBSRI CEO James Purcell, and leaders in patient advocacy, hospitals, and pharmaceuticals.








2010 JulyRI Healthcare Stakeholders meeting–Washington, DC
RIMS leadership participated; speakers included both RI Senators; Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of HHS; Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT); and Nancy Ann DeParle, Director of the White House Office of Health Reform. More photos








2010 MayAnnual Bike Helmet Distribution
RIMS volunteers distributed bike helmets and safety gear to eligible RIteCare children. RIMS has donated over 6000 helmets since the program's inception. About the program
More photos








2010 May
TarWars® Rhode Island Statewide Poster Contest
TarWars® RI, chaired by Arthur Frazzano, MD, held hits annual student poster contest on May 8. RIMS volunteers particapate in the anti-tobacco elementary school educational program throughout the year. More photos








2010 MarAMA National Advocacy Conference
RIMS' leadership and AMA delegation attended the annual NAC in Washington, DC. [L-R] AMA President J. James Rohack, MD; RIMS president Vera A. De Palo, MD; RI AMA Delegate Michael Migliori, MD More photos








2009 DecPast-Presidents Forum
On December 16, RIMS hosted its second Past-Presidents Forum. Twenty former RIMS presidents participated.
More photos








2009 OctWJAR-10 News Conference on Health System Reform
Johnson & Associates' Stacy Paterno and RIMS Past President Michael Migliori, MD appeared on WJAR with Barbara Morse Silva to discuss national health system reform. View October 17 broadcast








2009 SepAnnual Banquet and Inauguration of Officers
RIMS President Vera A. De Palo, MD; Philip R. Hinderberger of NORCAL; Past President Diane R. Siedlecki, MD; award recipients Edwin N. Forman, MD and Michael E. Migliori, MD 
More photos








2009 Aug


Senator Whitehouse addressed RIMS Council 
Senator Whitehouse with RIMS leadership: Nitin S. Damle, MD; Newell Warde, PhD; Diane R. Siedlecki, MD; Vera De Palo, MD; Gary Bubly, MD 
Read more








2009 Jun

Saving the Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner
RIMS president Diane Siedlecki, MD lead a press conference at the State House urging the House of Representatives to restore funding for OHIC.
Newsletter article, More photos








2009 JunHospitals voluntarily adopt uniform surgical protocols
Kathleen Hittner, MD, President, The Miriam; Ed Quinlan, HARI President; William Cioffi, MD, RIH Chief of Surgery; David Gifford, MD, RI DoH; Michael Vezeridis, MD, RIACS Governor; Diane Siedlecki, MD, RIMS President; Donna Policastro, RNP, RISNA Executive Director








2009 MayAnnual Bike Helmet Distribution
RIMS volunteers distributed bike helmets and safety gear to eligible RIteCare children. RIMS has donated over 6000 helmets since the program's inception. About the program
Read Newsletter article








2009 MayTarWars® Rhode Island Statewide Poster Contest
The RI Academy of Family Physicians and the RI Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics partner with RIMS to sponsorTarWars® RI chaired by Arthur Frazzano, MD. 
Read Newsletter article








2007 OctCoalition Urges Repeal of New RI Tax on Health Care
RIMS President Nick Tsiongas, MD speaks against the 2% gross receipts tax on outpatient medical imaging and surgical procedures. Read more about the tax, Read press release, View video: WPRI-12 News or WJAR-10 News








2007 AprGetting (More) Involved 101
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse delivered the keynote for the RIMS and RIMPAC "Civics for Doctors" seminar. Participants earned CME credits while learning about politics and public policy. Newsletter article




                     







            






            

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