California Plan/Practice Improvement Project (PPIP)

Status: Complete

WHAT: A project to align the key interests and roles of health plans and providers to improve asthma care for Medicaid beneficiaries in California.

WHO: The project involved the state of California’s Medi-Cal managed care division, eight Medi-Cal health plans, and 16 practice sites.

WHEN: February 2005 to February 2007

FUNDER: The project was funded by the California HealthCare Foundation and conducted in partnership with the Center for Health Care Strategies and the Improving Chronic Illness Care Program (ICIC) of the MacColl Institute for Healthcare Innovation.

NICHQ'S ROLE: Ran a virtual learning collaborative to apply the Chronic Care Model and quality improvement methodology to improving care for children with asthma.

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