• Report
  • September 1, 2016

Lessons Learned in the First 18 Months of the CARE Award to Transform Care and Payment Models

This white paper chronicles what 10 children’s hospitals and the Children’s Hospital Association learned in the first 18 months of simultaneously transforming care and payment models for children with complex medical conditions through the Coordinating All Resources Effectively (CARE)  for Children with Medical Complexity award.

This unprecedented three-year effort, supported by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) engages more than 8,000 children from across the country, their caregivers (e.g., families, primary-care, hospital-based and community providers) and health care payers to improve care and reduce costs. 

The white paper recounts details on the activation phase and highlights: 

  • General information about each CARE Award hospital
  • The project approach including the five change concepts to facilitate improvement
  • The payment model development process
  • Key project roles
  • The top 10 project challenges
  • Key lessons learned
  • The initial spread plan

For more information, contact Kate Conrad.