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Monday, April 22, 2019
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MedChi Care Transformation Organization

Weekly Update 4/9/2019

We are rolling out the following services to our CTO practices:

  • Backline®
    • A secure messaging solution built specifically for healthcare that meets all HIPAA, HiTech Act and Joint Commission requirements, in order to text message with colleagues and patients, without the risk of sending protected health information (PHI) over common, non-secure channels.
    • Real-time delivery status indicators and timestamps – including CRISP ENS Alerts.
    • The CTO is paying for Backline access for the identified Care Manager for each practice
    • Your Care Manager will be contacted by the Backline team from DrFirst for Backline registration, training and workflow assistance.
  • Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)
    • Some of you have been contacted to complete an SBIRT readiness assessment. We are rolling it out based initially on EHR. The vendor hired by the MDPCP, Mosaic will assist you in both practice and EHR workflow. We anticipate all practices will be trained in SBIRT in 2nd Quarter.
  • Diabetes – we will be starting a diabetes management pilot program shortly – more info to come soon. In the meantime, please visit the MedChi CTO website for diabetes management information.

There are several upcoming webinars you may wish to join – please note the CRISP webinar on May 7th that is specifically for our CTO practices:

  • MDPCP Care Management Webinar - During this session, you will have an opportunity to hear and learn care management implementation strategies from other MDPCP practices and identify best practices. You are encouraged to  participate in this event regarding your practice’s experiences and plans for implementing and integrating care management.
    • Thursday, April 11th at 5:00 p.m.
    • Click here to  register.
    • If you have already registered for the event, please find your personalized event access information in an email confirmation from MDPCP
  • Treating Opioid Use Disorder in a Primary Care Setting webinar hosted by Maryland Addiction Consultation Service (MACS)
  • CRISP webinar for our CTO Practices to provide additional information regarding using the CRISP MDPCP Portal

Weekly Update 4/1/2019


We have scheduled our next round of Regional Meetings:

Monday, May 20th
MedChi Annapolis Office 
Tuesday, May 21st
MedChi Baltimore Office 
Wednesday, May 22nd 
Dr. Mian’s office in Rosedale
Nalin Mathur, MD PA Don Bousel, MD Mian Family Medicine
Gurmeet S. Sawhney, MD  Downtown Baltimore Family Care  Drs. Edwards and Stephens 
Jeffrey E. Atkinson, MD, LLC  Baltimore City  Dennis H. Odie, MD PA 
Five Star Physician Services, LLC  Jeffrey D. Gaber & Associates, PA  Kiumarce Kashi MD, PC 
ULNACS Medical Care, PC  Jorge Vallecillo, MD  Saba Siddiqi, MD PA 
Primary Care of Jayanthan, MD  Daniel R Howard, MD PA  Baltimore Healthcare, PC
Motamedi and Assoc Internal Medicine  Shawn Dhillon, MD, PC Stone Run Family Medicine 
  Alkesh D Patel, MD, LLC 

Invitations with more details will be sent shortly – this is your Save the Date notice.

The focus for this week must be quarterly reporting, which opened Monday, March 25 and will close Friday, April 12.

  • We have 3 practices that have completed their reporting – great job and thank you!
  • We have 4 practices that have started their reporting – thank you as well.
  • You will complete all quarterly reporting through the MDPCP Portal, under the Practice Reporting tab.
  • The questions you will be required to answer are on the attached document (First Quarter 2019 Reporting Questions), so you may review them prior to starting your reporting.
  • You will complete all quarterly reporting through the MDPCP Portal, under the Practice Reporting tab.
  • The MDPCP Practice Portal User Manual is attached for your reference. Practice Reporting information begins on Page 57.
  • See attached document with some clarification on how to answer the reporting questions

If you have not already done so, please complete and return The Care Coordination Affiliation Statement (It may be returned by email or faxed to: 1-888-507-6034)

  • The “Participant” is your Practice
  • The “Affiliate” is MedChi CTO
  • If you would like to designate an Affiliate Point of Contact, please list:

Additional Resources:


The AMA has launched an on-line resource library that houses communications/media materials on the prevention of Type 2 Diabetes.

MedChi as a Care Transformation Organization for the MDPCP:

MedChi is partnering with the Maryland Department of Health to promote and assist with the new Maryland Primary Care Program (MDPCP), which launched January 1,  2019. MedChi has been approved as a physician led Care Transformation Organization (CTO). The role of a CTO is to provide support to practices via care management personnel, infrastructure, and technical assistance. Providers are not required to contract with and receive services from CTOs, though the State expects many providers would benefit from the education and technical assistance tailored to their needs.

The Primary Contact for the MedChi CTO is: cto@medchi.org

The Practices involved in the MedChi CTO include:

Mian Family Medicine Daniel R Howard, MD PA
Drs. Edwards and Stephens Shawn Dhillon, MD, PC
Dennis H. Odie, MD PA Alkesh D Patel, MD, LLC
Kiumarce Kashi MD, PC Nalin Mathur, MD PA
Saba Siddiqi, MD PA Gurmeet S. Sawhney, MD
Baltimore Healthcare, PC Jeffrey E. Atkinson, MD, LLC
Pansuriya Clinical Corporation Five Star Physician Services, LLC
Stone Run Family Medicine ULNACS Medical Care, PC
Don Bousel, MD Primary Care of Jayanthan, MD
Downtown Baltimore Family Care Motamedi and Associates Internal Medicine
Jeffrey D. Gaber & Associates, PA Jorge Vallecillo, MD


MedChi CTO Leadership:

  • Rebecca A. Altmann - Lead Care Manager
  • Colleen M. George - Practice Transformation Consultant
  • Amalia Rivera-Oven - Administrative Support