June 14, 2022

A Message for the Tufts Medicine Integrated Network, including primary and specialty care physicians, practice administrators, Network leaders (Presidents, Administrators, and Medical Directors) and Network staff:
By July 15: Share Your Health Equity Insights
Are you or your practice involved with any formal community or cross-sector projects aimed at reducing health disparities by addressing social determinants of health? We want to hear from you!

Senior leaders from across Tufts Medicine are working to define a systemwide health equity (HE) strategy. This will be carried out in stages. The first stage involves doing an inventory of current HE-related initiatives across our system. This will help Tufts Medicine leverage expertise and resources, prioritize needs, and celebrate progress. We define “health equity initiatives” as any formal community or cross-sector project aimed at reducing health disparities by addressing social determinants of health. If you are involved in any HE-related initiatives, please take a few minutes to complete the HE Inventory Survey by July 15. For questions, contact rodrigo.monterrey@wellforce.org.
Upcoming Webinars
Risk Adjustment Coding Webinar
Wednesday, June 22
Noon - 1p.m.

The Tufts Medicine Integrated Network Risk Adjustment Coding Teams are pleased to bring back renowned risk adjustment coding expert Sheri Poe Bernard, CCS-P, CDEO, CPC, CRC for our June 22 noon webinar.

Sheri’s presentation will provide a general risk adjustment coding overview for both new and current MDs, NPs and PAs in our network. Her focus during this presentation will be:

  • General risk adjustment overview for on-boarding of new MDs, NPs and PAs
  • Coding for Risk vs. Evaluation and Management Coding
  • T.A.M.P.E.R. reminders
  • Specificity and combination code reminders
  • Case examples
Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Events
Juneteenth Moment of Solidarity
Friday, June 17
Noon – 1 p.m.

Join us for a 15-minute virtual “moment of solidarity” where we will read a statement about Juneteenth and take a picture of the zoom grid for posterity.
Caring for our LGBTQIA+ patients
Wednesday, June 22
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Join us for this special Pride Month interactive event with Mason Dunn, JD, Deputy Director of Education and Training Programs for the Fenway Institute - which is committed to addressing the specific health needs of sexual and gender minorities and individuals with HIV.
Celebrating Pride Month
This month, we continue our commitment to learning. In preparation for the June 22 systemwide Pride event – Caring for our LGBTQIA+ Patients – we are pleased to provide you with a short LGBTQIA+ 101 video featuring Morgan Payne (they/them), DEI Resource and Education Group Co-Chair and Senior Medical Secretary at Lowell General Hospital, and Mason Dunn (he/they), Deputy Director, Division of Education and Training, Fenway Institute. Watch the video below to learn what LGBTQIA+ stands for.
Participate For Your Chance to Win an Apple Watch!
Our first post-live Epic survey has officially launched and will close on June 24. This short, confidential survey is an opportunity to provide valuable information that will be used to identify outstanding problem areas and issues, as well as help us identify sites that may need more assistance. We continue to strive for a frictionless experience and your feedback will help us to help you. Everyone who participates will have an opportunity to enter their name into a drawing for an Apple Watch. Click here to take the survey Use the QR code below to download myTuftsMed. 
Recordings Now Available
What does Juneteenth mean to you?

On June 8, Tufts Medicine Care at Home led a Juneteenth systemwide discussion moderated by Bernice Burkarth, Chief Medical Officer at Care at Home. Our featured panelists taught and inspired us on how we understand and fully embrace our American Holiday – Juneteenth. If you missed the event, you’re encouraged to watch the recording.
Mental Health Awareness Month

The MelroseWakefield Hospital Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee hosted Mental Health for Healthcare Providers: "Who's Taking Care of You?" This was an interactive panel discussion focusing on ways that we, as healthcare providers, can find balance in our lives and take time to support ourselves and each other, or find the appropriate available support. View the recording.
Healing Forums and Resources
Colleagues from across the system attended healing forums led by the Center for DEI and Pastoral Care. Together, we honored victims of recent attacks and their families, supported each other, and shared ideas for solutions that we as individuals and as Tufts Medicine, can elevate and turn into action. All Integrated Network members are encouraged to review and utilize the following resources for themselves, their families, friends and patients:

ICYMI: Please visit the Integrated Network Webinar Series Page
for news about upcoming and previously recorded webinars
The Tufts Medicine Integrated Network is a distinctively different population health enterprise and value-based care contracting entity. It comprises 2,300 primary care and specialist physicians and advanced practice clinicians, working as Tufts Medicine employees or in private practice, delivering care in community and hospital settings. The Network’s purpose is to build healthier communities and to create healthy, rewarding experiences for our members and care teams. The Network was launched in July 2021 by building upon the legacies of two long-standing, high-performing organizations – Lowell General Physician Hospital Organization and New England Quality Care Alliance (NEQCA).

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