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Pay-for-Performance in the Medi-Cal Managed Care and Healthy Families Programs: Findings and Recommendations

August 2009

This paper examines state Medicaid and SCHIP pay-for-performance programs, assesses the feasibility of such a program in California, and explores options for applying pay-for-performance within Medi-Cal and Healthy Families.

Making Pay-for-Performance Work in Medicaid

June 2007

This Health Affairs article by Felt-Lisk et al. examines five Medicaid health plans with financial incentives for physicians to improve the timeliness of well-baby care, and identifies key features.

Putting Quality to Work: Rewarding Plan Performance in Medi-Cal Managed Care

May 2006

Examining California’s efforts to improve Medi-Cal managed care, this report highlights the development and implementation of a new performance-based incentive for health plan contractors in 14 counties.