Demonstrating Value in Pediatrics
The U.S. health care system continues to move from fee-for-service toward fee-for-value, or value-based care and payment. Children’s hospitals, along with other care providers, are increasingly under pressure to adopt and report on meaningful quality measures that demonstrate value in the care provided to patients.
Identifying the Source of Serious Pediatric Patient Harm
A 2018 report from the Child Health Patient Safety Organization reveals 10 pediatric patient safety concerns that have high potential for repeat harm in children’s hospitals. It also serves as a reminder to be vigilant about detecting existing risks before a serious safety event occurs.
Workforce Optimization: Investing in Employee Well-Being
The conversation about pediatric health care now includes employee health—specifically the health care of children’s hospitals providers and staff. CHA is committed to advancing hospital leaders’ efforts to improve employee well-being and patient outcomes.
CARE Award Metrics: Reflections and Rankings
This white paper presents an overview of CARE Award measurement and reflects on where successes were seen, where barriers were encountered, and how these lessons can inform future quality improvement (QI) efforts to implement a clinical transformation model for children with medical complexity (CMC).
Estimating Your Costs to Manage a Population
The Children’s Hospital Association and leading children’s health systems participating in the CARE Award are testing new care delivery and payment reform models for children with complex medical conditions (CMC).
Access to Care: A Family-Centered Approach
The CARE Award provided a unique opportunity to understand the reasons behind preventable ED utilization for a population that had access to health insurance and a medical home, and to test quality improvement (QI) interventions to decrease ED visits.
Invoking the Power of Family Partnerships
Health care professionals and organizations can successfully use the knowledge families have by cultivating a culture of family-centered care. This elevates partnership with families in the case of individual patients, as well as in the design and improvement of care delivery systems.
Reflections on Care Coordination
This white paper shares strategies to improve coordination of care for CMC and their families employed by practice sites as a part of the CARE Award.
The CARE Award Payment Models
The creation of new payment models – those that incentivize the specific providers involved in the child’s care and address the coordination of both medical and social services – is a key component of the CARE Award study. Milliman Inc. provides technical actuarial support to each hospital to aid in designing a payment model.