Welcome to the High Risk Infant Follow-up Quality of Care Initiative (HRIF-QCI) Web-based Reporting System!

Children's Medical Services (CMS) Branch/California Children's Services (CCS) Program has worked with the CCS/California Perinatal Quality Care Collaborative (CPQCC) High Risk Infant Follow-up (HRIF) Quality of Care Initiative (QCI) to develop a web-based HRIF Reporting System to collect data for the CCS HRIF Program. The Reporting System will be able to identify quality improvement opportunities for NICUs in the reduction of long term morbidity; allow programs to compare their activities with all sites throughout the state; allow the state to assess site-specific successes; and support real-time case management. The system, collecting data on high risk infants up to their third birthday, enrolled in the CCS HRIF Program, will add value to the current CPQCC data already collected.

The California Children's Services (CCS) HRIF program was established to identify infants who might develop CCS-eligible conditions after discharge from a CCS-approved Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). CCS Program standards require that each CCS-approved NICU ensure the follow-up of discharged high risk infants and that each NICU shall either have an organized program or a written agreement for provision of these services by another CCS-approved NICU.

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Recent Updates

  • NEW CCS HRIF Medical Eligiblity Criteria Flow Chart, 2014 HRIF-QCI: Manual of Definitions - 01.14, and Reporting Forms are available on the "Download" page.

This letter provides updated policy and information for the California Department of Health Care Services, Systems of Care Division, California Children’s Services (CCS) HRIF Program’s medical eligibility criteria, diagnostic services, provider responsibilities, reporting requirements, and procedures for billing authorized HRIF services provided to CCS HRIF eligible neonates, infants and children. This letter supersedes HRIF P.L. 01-0606, P.L. 02-0606, and P.L. 03-0606.

The California Children’s Services (CCS) and the California Perinatal Quality Care Collaborative (CPQCC) High Risk Infant Follow-up (HRIF) Quality of Care Initiative (QCI) have made several changes to the web-based Reporting System effective January, 15, 2014.

The purpose of this finalization process is to assist HRIF Programs with complete and accurate data submission of records for infants born in 2010 AND referral/registrations for infants born in 2011, 2012 and 2013. For technical assistance contact support@ccshrif.org or call 650-725-1306.

The purpose of this directory is to motivate communication between the NICU and HRIF Programs. We hope the information provided in this directory will be beneficial for all who are involved with CPQCC infants and those eligible for the HRIF Program. NOTE: The information included in this directory consists only of what CPQCC & HRIF-QCI currently have on file. The directory is updated and released twice a year during the months of January and July. Please contact us if any of the information is inaccurate or needs to be updated.