• Webinar/Call
  • September 18, 2018

CARE Award: Stabilizing the Cost of Care

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Related article/key takeaways: Stabilizing the Cost of Care for Children with Medical Complexity

Description: This webinar will focus on efforts in the CARE Award that contribute to the development of alternative payment models through analysis of the utilization and spend associated with the delivery of complex services. Presenters in this webinar will discuss their broad initiatives made to improve the health and wellbeing and stabilize the cost of care for children with medical complexity. Among the considerations are institutional investments, local and state programs that were leveraged, and discoveries made from in-depth cost and utilization analyses. Attendees will learn about the roles of comprehensive care management, data and analytics, and a few surprises about payment models. These findings can be applied in local and state initiatives that address the health needs of children with medical complexity and the accompanying growth in health care costs.

These webinars are open to hospitals and providers who serve children with medical complexity. There is no fee to attend.


Michael-Anne Browne, MD; Associate Chief Medical Officer for Accountable Care; Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford – Palo Alto, CA

Bob Finuf, Vice President and ICS Executive Director, Children's Mercy Kansas City – Kansas City, MO

Ingrid Larson, MBA, MSN, DNP, APRN, CPNP; Director, Beacon Program, Children's Mercy Kansas City – Kansas City, MO

Dennis Z. Kuo, MD, MHS; Medical Director of Primary Care Services, University at Buffalo, Chief - Division of General Pediatrics & Associate Professor of Pediatrics, John R. Oishei Children's Hospital; CARE Award Faculty

September 18, 2018 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM EST - Eastern Time (GMT-05:00)

About CARE Award

In partnership with 10 children’s hospitals, the Children’s Hospital Association received a three-year $23 million Health Care Innovation Award (HCIA) in round two from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) to test coordinating all resources effectively for children with medical complexity, two-thirds of whom are covered by Medicaid. This webinar series was made possible by Grant Number 1C1CMS331335 from the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The contents of this webinar series are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or any of its agencies. The research presented here was conducted by the awardee. Findings might or might not be consistent with or confirmed by the findings of the independent evaluation contractor.