The CARE Award study is an ambitious, national, pediatric population management project to improve quality and reduce cost of care for children with medical complexity.
In partnership with 10 of the nation’s leading 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 (CARE) for children with medical complexity, two-thirds of whom are covered by Medicaid.
This project aims to inform sustainable change in health care delivery through new payment models supporting better care, smarter spending and healthier children.
CMS approves carryover funding
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approved a reallocation of unused funds from the previous project year to the final year of the project. This means the more than 50 hospital and primary care based sites can continue their important work in transforming care for more than 8,000 children with complex medical conditions. This funding is critical to support continued data analysis needed for project outcome measurement and a proposed project extension that will allow participating sites to sustain their improvements. View adjusted timeline.
CARE Award: Early Lessons Learned
Children’s hospitals are changing care delivery to improve care management and reduce unnecessary costs for children with medical complexity.