Social Justice & Diversity

California to Pay Vaccine Providers Who Serve Poor Communities

Jan. 27, 2021, 7:40 PM

California will start paying bonuses to health-care providers who inoculate more low-income and underserved individuals as part of a revamp of the state’s Covid-19 vaccination strategy, state officials said.

The pay-for-performance plan would rely on measures similar to those imposed on health plans to improve health standards, a California Department of Public Health spokesman confirmed. Plan details are still being worked out.

The plan is part of the state’s new strategy for its vaccine rollout. California’s Health and Human Services and Government Services agencies unveiled details of the strategy Tuesday, which also includes prioritizing people according to age once health-care...

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