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Ambulatory Care Redesign

California’s public health care systems have been working for years to strengthen and expand their ambulatory care systems, providing improved access to primary and specialty care to their patients, in a more timely and patient-centered manner.  A robust ambulatory care system serves as the foundation of any high-performing integrated system of care

Ambulatory care redesign also plays a critical role in the Medi-Cal 2020 waiver’s cornerstone programs, which provide financial incentives to shift the focus away from hospital-based and inpatient care, towards outpatient, primary and preventive care.

To support this system transformation, SNI’s activities are using in-person meetings and focused webinars to help members strengthen three primary care building blocks: empanelment, team-based care, and population management. SNI’s Ambulatory Care Redesign program uses the six required projects in the PRIME program (Integration of Physical and Behavioral Health, Primary Care Redesign, Specialty Care Redesign, Improved Perinatal Care, Care Transitions, and Complex Care Management for High Risk Medical Populations) as case studies for improvement.