Merced County Program To Boost Pay for Preventive Care
The Central California Alliance for Health -- a not-for-profit health plan that serves Medi-Cal beneficiaries in Merced County -- recently started a pilot program to provide incentive payments to physicians who meet certain preventive care goals. Medi-Cal is California's Medicaid program. The initiative will measure doctor performance on measures such as immunization rates, hospitalization rates and emergency department visits. Officials said they hope the program will encourage more physicians to accept Medi-Cal beneficiaries.
- "Nonprofit Provides Care Incentives" (Amaro, Merced Sun-Star, 6/22).