Riverside County To Tweak Medical Indigent Program
Riverside County plans to revise its medical indigent program to qualify for a federal low-income health program that would match every dollar the county spends treating low-income patients. Currently, participants in the county's medical indigent program receive care at the county's 10 public health clinics and the Riverside County Regional Medical Center. Under the federal matching program, participants would be assigned to public health clinics in an effort to provide more primary, preventive care and avoid specialist and emergency department visits. The county could receive at least $20 million through the program, according to Riverside County Regional Medical Center CEO Dough Bagley.Â
- "Hospital, County To Change Program To Get Federal Money" (Hines, Riverside Press-Enterprise, 3/31).