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Consumer Engagement to Increase Advance Care Planning: Patient Randomization

Information source: University of Pittsburgh
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this data on August 23, 2015
Link to the current ClinicalTrials.gov record.

Condition(s) targeted: Advance Care Planning

Intervention: Financial incentive (Behavioral); Educational website (Behavioral)

Phase: Phase 2/Phase 3

Status: Enrolling by invitation

Sponsored by: University of Pittsburgh

Official(s) and/or principal investigator(s):
Amber Barnato, MD MPH MS, Principal Investigator, Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh


This is a study of the effect of consumer-directed financial incentives on completion of advance care planning among Medi-Cal patients.

Clinical Details

Official title: Consumer-directed Financial Incentives to Increase Advance Care Planning Among Medi-Cal Patients

Study design: Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Caregiver, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Health Services Research

Primary outcome: Having an advance care planning conversation with one's primary care provider

Secondary outcome: Completion of "Prepare for Your Care" website modules

Detailed description: Older adults receiving primary care from one of three clinics contracting with Partnership HealthPlan of California, a multi-county Medi-Cal managed care plan will be mass randomized to receiving educational materials regarding advance care planning with or without a financial reward for completing advance care planning.


Minimum age: 65 Years. Maximum age: 75 Years. Gender(s): Both.


Inclusion Criteria:

- Partnership HealthPlan of California enrollee

- Receipt of primary care from one of 3 participating clinics (Ole, Petaluma, West


- Age > 65

Exclusion Criteria:

- > 75

Locations and Contacts

Partnership HealthPlan of California, Fairfiled, California 94534-1675, United States
Additional Information

Starting date: March 2015
Last updated: April 15, 2015

Page last updated: August 23, 2015

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