The Performance Improvement Project

Date: 10/2004

Author(s): Dow A. Wieman, Ph.D., Robert Egnew, M.S.W., M.P.H., Ed Diksa, ScD

In 2003, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) promulgated new regulations requiring Medicaid managed behavioral health organizations to conduct annual Performance Improvement Projects (PIPs). This manual, developed in association with the National Association of County Behavorial Health Directors and the California Institute for Mental Health, provides a step by step approach to all phases of developing, implementing, and evaluating Performance Improvement Projects, with detailed information and resources presented in format and language designed to be readily utilized by local county-sponsored behavioral health authorities.

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