Initial Health Assessment (IHA)

An IHA is a comprehensive assessment of a patient's health status completed during the initial visit with their primary care provider (PCP). PCPs are required to conduct an IHA with every newly enrolled HPSM member within 120 days of their becoming a member. This is required by the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board (MRMIB), and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Use the resources below to learn about the IHA and how to use it to assess patients' health status.