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Global Payment Program (GPP) Support

The Medi-Cal 2020 waiver’s Global Payment Program for the re­maining uninsured provides incentives for California’s public health care systems to deliver care in more innovative and effective ways, including emphasizing primary and preventive care and spreading the use of “non-traditional services” such as technology-based visits, group classes, and electronic referral and electronic consultation with specialty care providers. In many cases, these services have never been tracked before, because they were previously not eligible for payment. These non-traditional services offer patients more options for timely, convenient and patient-centered care.

SNI supports California’s public health care systems’ efforts to improve the tracking and reporting of services, strengthen primary and preventive care, and increase the provision of non-traditional services.  SNI provides technical assistance for State-required biannual reporting through the publication of a reporting guide that includes standardized coding for non-traditional services, and in-person meetings and webinars for Global Payment Program leads to share best practices and lessons learned. Additionally, SNI partners with experts to provide additional tools and resources around the planning and implementation of key non-traditional services, while emphasizing more innovative, patient-friendly approaches supported by technology.