California's Payment Reform Innovation Grant

February 25, 2013

The State of California will receive up to $2,667,693 to develop their State Health Care Innovation Plan. Funding will be subject to successful completion of the terms and conditions for the State Innovation Model initiative over the next 6 months.

California intends to utilize existing state and national initiatives including capitated payment models, accountable care organizations, bundled episode payments, the Coordinated Care Initiative for dual-eligible Medi-Cal and Medicare beneficiaries, and the state’s §1115 Medi-Cal Bridge to Health Care Reform Waiver to inform their model design. California’s design process will involve a broad range of advocacy groups that will address its diverse and geographically spread population in order to develop a model that reflects California’s complex health care and financing environment.

More information is available online.