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Why It’s So Important to Have a Primary Care Physician

Because everyone’s schedule is so full, many people use the excuse that they don’t have time for yet another appointment, especially a doctor’s visit, especially if they’re not sick or injured. The fact of the matter is, having and keeping annual meetings with your primary care provider is essential to maintaining long-term good health and living a longer, happier, better quality of life.

I-SPII: Integra Social Partnerships Innovation Initiative

I-SPII was an initiative of Integra’s Medicaid Accountable Entity (AE) program to develop partnerships with Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) to plan and pilot interventions to address health-related social needs. The initiative began with a Request for Proposals (RFP) in 2019 asking Rhode Island nonprofits “what do you think your organization can do about the social determinants of health?” The response was overwhelming. 

Facilitated Telemedicine for Older Adults

Postponing or avoiding health care can lead to negative health outcomes, especially for those with chronic disease. During the COVID-19 pandemic, many patients with chronic disease are encouraged to see their primary care providers using telemedicine. However, many of the members of our community that are most vulnerable to chronic disease, and at highest risk for coronavirus disease, also have the least access to the technology needed to use telemedicine effectively.

Integra works to improve the health & well-being of our community

As we navigate our day-to-day lives, few would argue that our health is the most important thing. When it comes to maintaining that good health, Integra Community Care Network can provide us with so many benefits.

Program allows housebound Rhode Islanders to have COVID-19 vaccine delivered to them

Rhode Island residents ages 75 and older are now eligible to receive their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, but not everyone in that age group can go physically get their shot. That’s why Integra Community Care Network and Professional Ambulance are transporting vaccines to eligible residents that are homebound.

Integra: Providing patient healthcare in a holistic way

Evelyn Sanchez has been working as a Nurse Care Manager for the Integra Community Care Network for over a year now. Covering Pawtucket, Central Falls, and Woonsocket, Evelyn’s team, along with all of Integra that covers the state of Rhode Island, works endlessly to provide patient healthcare in a holistic way.

Who To Know: Integra Community Care

Integra Community Care Network has created a better way to provide healthcare in RI. The Integra difference can keep you healthy and provide an outstanding experience.

Integra Community Care Network helping frail seniors stay at home

“We operate to be the eyes and ears in the community. So we do home visits, we contact patients on the phone and help understand what needs they have,” said Dr. Ana Tuya Fulton, a geriatrician and the medical director at Integra Community Care Network, which is part of the Care New England Health System. She said the services provided are vast.

Integra Announces Innovative Social Partnership Collaborations

March 2020, PROVIDENCE, R.I.—Integra Community Care Network announced a new initiative to address the health-related social needs of Integra’s Medicaid enrollees. The Integra Social Partnerships Innovation Initiative (I-SPII) will support the planning, piloting, and evaluation of community-based projects that aim to improve health outcomes and reduce health care costs for Integra’s vulnerable members.

Integra Community Care Network #2 in overall quality score in national ranking of ‘Next Generation ACOs’

PROVIDENCE – Integra Community Care Network nearly topped a national list of accountable care organizations in the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Next Generation ACO Model. Integra, made up of a collaboration between Care New England Health, South County Health and the Rhode Island Primary Care Physicians Corp., earned the second-highest quality score…

Using Nurse Care Managers Trained in the Serious Illness Conversation Guide to Increase Goals-of-Care Conversations in an Accountable Care Organization

This project demonstrates a unique way to modify the Serious Illness Conversation Guide for use by nurses as part of a health care team. This project can be adapted by other health care organizations trying to increase goals-of-care conversations in their patient population.

STATE OF OUR HEALTH – For many in R.I., life expectancy depends on their ZIP code

WARWICK Given his history, Denny Witkowski, 80, is in a good place today. Diagnosed years ago with congestive heart failure, he has been hospitalized several times — but since his last stay, in November, he has been home with his wife, Thelma. His condition is stable, and he’s enjoying life.

UnitedHealthcare and Integra Community Care Network Expand Value-Based Care in Rhode Island

Integra wants our members to live their healthiest lives possible and has worked tirelessly on behalf of our network of providers to bring the best healthcare experience to the region. Integra brings together our hospitals, physicians and other providers of healthcare to improve quality, increase the satisfaction of our members, and make healthcare more affordable.

130 ACOs to know | 2019

Integra Community Care Network began participating in the Next Generation ACO model with 19,000 Medicare beneficiaries in January 2017. The ACO includes Providence-based Care New England Health System, South County Health System in South Kingstown, R.I., Rhode Island Primary Care Physician Corporation in Cranston, R.I., and affiliated physicians. The ACO has more than 120,000 covered lives. During the 2016 performance year, when the ACO participated in the MSSP, Integra realized $8.3 million in shared savings.

UnitedHealthcare, Integra and Coastal Offer New Health Insurance Plan in Rhode Island

UnitedHealthcare has a vision for addressing a fragmented, complex health system and creating one that delivers greater levels of value to consumers, customers and society, as a whole.

Integra Community Care Network’s Approach to Advance Care Planning

This case study describes Integra Community Care Network’s (Integra) approach to improving advance care planning for high-risk beneficiaries. The approach includes (1) developing and deploying a curriculum for accountable care organization (ACO) providers on the principles of geriatric and palliative care; (2) refining the process for enrolling beneficiaries in its complex care management program in order to include a conversation between beneficiaries and providers about the beneficiaries’ goals for their care; and (3) supporting the nurse care managers and providers who have these conversations by giving them a discussion guide and a tool for documenting the conversations.

Palliative Care Education for Care Managers in a Medicare ACO

In 2014, Care New England, a not-for-profit regional health system, partnered with Rhode Island Primary Care Physician Corporation, South County Hospital, and community physicians across the state to form an ACO called Integra Community Care Network (“Integra”)…

Integra Community Care Network, Rhode Island Primary Care Physicians Corporation strengthen successful partnership

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Rhode Island’s largest accountable care organization (ACO) and the state’s largest network of primary care physicians are strengthening their partnership. Care New England announced today that Integra Community Care Network is partnering with the Rhode Island Primary Care Physicians Corporation (RIPCPC) to enhance the quality and focus of Integra’s primary care delivery system…