CARE Award Webinars: Improving Care for Children with Medical Complexity

Children with medical complexity have intense medical needs that create high risk and high cost in care delivery. Managing their needs more efficiently, and reducing the burden on families and the health care system, have long posed a challenge for children’s hospitals.

In this four-part webinar series, the 10 participating hospitals will share their stories of success during the CARE Award, a national project to transform care delivery and reduce the cost of care for this complex patient population. Hear how each hospital team made learning contributions to major themes of the project, including stabilizing costs, designing optimal care coordination, transforming the care delivery system, and prioritizing family partnerships. Each event will also feature expert faculty.

These webinars are open to hospitals and providers who serve children with complex medical conditions. There is no fee to attend. Continuing Nursing Education Credits will be available.

Past webinars

CARE Award: Family Partners for Better Care
December 18, 2018
This webinar will focus on how families are essential partners to provide better care for children with complex conditions.

CARE Award: Transforming the Delivery System
November 14, 2018
This webinar will focus on how improving care coordination for children with complex condition can lead to improvement in delivery system design.

CARE Award: Optimal Care Design
October 17, 2018
This webinar will focus on improvements needed to care design tools and practices to deliver better complex care services.

CARE Award: Stabilizing the Cost of Care
Sept 18, 2018
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.

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.


CARE Award


Transforming care delivery and payment for children with medical complexity