Primary Care: Working Together to Improve Immunization Rates for Children 

  • 21 Oct 2020

The Governor’s Relief Fund provided primary care practices with essential financial support that has enabled practices to make substantial gains in providing children with preventive health care services prior to the start of the school year. Current Pediatric Immunization and Lead Screening Performance among the Pediatric Relief Fund Practices has continued to increase based on KIDSNET data (received 1st and 15th of the month).

Primary care practices providing care for children on Medicaid had the opportunity to apply for the Medicaid Pediatric Primary Care Rate Supplement Program with applications due September 10. Successful applicants will be eligible for monthly payments based on the number of RI Medicaid-covered children served by the practices with funds awarded upon demonstration of performance improvement on a standardized measure of primary care access. Program guidance is available here.