Interim Evaluation of California's Public Hospital Redesign and Incentives in Medi‐Cal (PRIME) Program
Reports on California's Public Hospital Redesign and Incentives in Medi-Cal Program (PRIME), approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to modify Medicaid programs and implement innovative delivery reforms. PRIME uses evidence-based quality improvement methods that require hospitals to establish performance baselines, institute targets for improvement, and evaluate the success of quality improvement interventions on an ongoing basis. The analysis of the program included 52 designated public hospitals and district/municipal hospitals, with 17 of the latter being Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs).
Nadereh Pourat, Xiao Chen, Ana E. Martinez, et al.
California Department of Health Care Services, UCLA Center for Health Policy Research
Critical Access Hospitals · Healthcare quality · Hospitals · Medicaid · Reimbursement and payment models · Statistics and data · California