Spring 2019 Workshop – Financial Health – Helping Providers Help Their Patients



Financial Health: Helping Providers Help Their Patients
May 13, 4:30-8:00PM


Dear Colleague,

We will focus on the direction and resources providers can give their patients who present with financial stressors that can impact their health.

Note the new location:
The Miriam Hospital

TMH-Hurvitz 1 & 2 Conference Room

Free Parking is available.
This is a free conference.
Dinner is provided.
Registration is required.


4:30-5:30 Registration, Networking, Box Dinner, and Resource Tables

5:30–5:40 Conference Introduction
Carrie Bridges Feliz, MPH, Co-chair, Women’s Health Council of RI

5:40-6:00 Financial Stress as a Social Determinant of Health
Carrie Bridges Feliz, MPH, Lifespan Community Health Institute

6:00-6:20 Understanding the Nuances of Long-Term Disability
Donna Nesselbush, JD

6:20-6:30 Q&A 

Navigating the Red Flags of Medicare and Other Health Insurance
6:30-6:50 Mary Ladd, Chief Program Development, SHIP
6:50-7:10 Meg Ivatts, HealthSource RI

7:10-7:30 Resources/Social Supports for Patients and Caregivers
Angela B. Ankoma, MPH, MSW, 2-1-1 and The Point

7:30-7:55 Q&A Session
Peg Miller, MD, Co-chair, Women’s Health Council of RI

7:55-8:00 Closing Remarks, and Evaluations
Peg Miller, MD, Co-chair, Women’s Health Council of RI

Note New Location 

The Miriam Hospital
TMH-Hurvitz 1 & 2 Conference Room
164 Summit Avenue, Providence, RI
Free Valet Parking available at the front entrance.
Street parking is also available and free after 6:00PM.

Confirmed Accreditations

 This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation criteria and policies of the Rhode Island Medical Society (RIMS) through the joint providership of Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital.  Rhode Island Hospital is accredited by the Rhode Island Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation: Rhode Island Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Licensed Mental Health Counselors:  This program has been approved for 2.5 continuing education units by the RI Mental Health Counselors Association.

Nurses: This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Northeast Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 3.0 contact hours are awarded.

Social Workers:  This program has been approved for 2.5 Social Work continuing education credits by the National Association of Social Workers-Rhode Island Chapter in accordance with the Regulations of the RI Social Work Board of Licensure.  NASW Authorization # RI-7393.

Target Audience

This workshop is intended for members of the Rhode Island health care community including physicians, physician assistants, nurses, licensed practical nurses, advanced practice nurses, social workers, licensed mental health counselors, allied health professionals, nursing students, social work students, medical students, residents, fellows, and family/friend caregivers.

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
• Describe 2 unique challenges women face in achieving and sustaining financial health.
• State at least 2 resources in Rhode Island to assist patients in gaining financial support and/or guidance.
• Explain 2 ways that long-term disability can assist patients in decreasing the financial distress that can result from medical care.
• Describe a high-level overview of what Medicare is and who it serves.
• Explain how to connect patients to an insurance navigator for assistance in selecting appropriate insurance options, including selecting between Medicare plans and applying for insurance through the state’s insurance exchange.