NESCSO is pleased to support this upcoming educational program being coordinated by the Care Transformation Collaborative of Rhode Island (CTC-RI).

The program includes two learning sessions to assist primary care practices and key stakeholders with understanding the new 2017 NCQA Patient Centered Medical Home Standards:

  • NCQA’s Introduction to PCMH 2017: Foundational Concepts of the Medical Home (July 17-18th)  and
  • Advanced PCMH 2017: Succeeding in Medical Home Recognition (July 19th)

The 2017 standards emphasize a practice-wide commitment to sustaining the PCMH transformation, demonstrating patient care and population health management, care coordination and ongoing quality improvement. The advanced course is intended for individuals who have applied NCQA PCMH Recognition requirements in the practice setting. It examines the PCMH 2017 standards and the redesigned assessment process. It takes a “project management” approach to the standards, and a deeper dive to explore the key characteristics of a successful medical home.

Attendees will be able to register for Introduction Only ($375.00), Advanced Only ($350.00), or Both Programs.

Practices currently participating in a CTC-RI Contract will be provided with discount codes to offset program costs – make sure to enter these codes prior to checkout.

Please use this Eventbrite Link to register* for the program and obtain more details.

*We expect heavy demand for this Program. Please Register by May 1, 2017 to ensure your spot. Deadline is June 30, 2017.

CTC-RI Gratefully Acknowledges our Sponsors: 

Rhode Island Quality Institute

Brown University

Coastal Medical

Healthcentric Advisors

Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers

New England States Consortium Systems Organization

Rhode Island Health Center Association

Rhode Island Department of Health

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island

Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island

Tufts Health Plan




Questions? Contact Candice Brown: or 401-528-3277.

NESCSO is pleased to announce support for State Medicaid Directors to attend the Fall Conference of the National Association of Medicaid Directors. The conference will occur November 6-8, 2017 (Sunday-Tuesday) at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport in Arlington, VA.

Please see the travel scholarship forms below.

NESCSO NAMD Fall 2017 Pre-travel Authorization Form (please print, complete and send a scanned copy to

NESCSO NAMD Fall 2017 Expense Report

UMass W-9 092117

The original signed forms and original detailed receipts need to be mailed to:

New England States Consortium Systems Organization

Finance Department

333 South Street

Shrewsbury, MA 01545