• Article
  • May 7, 2015

Variance in Developing Pediatric ACOs Suggests National Collaboration Is Needed

Recent CHA research demonstrates that varying types of pediatric-specific, accountable care organizations are developing across the nation. A foundational study of 12 children’s hospital-based ACOs evaluated characteristics of these programs including:

  • Pathway/strategy
  • Organizational structure
  • Shared savings
  • Provider network
  • Data and quality
The study highlighted the need for national pediatric collaboration and state facilitation for ACO quality measures to support the improved health outcomes for children as well as cost savings. The article, "Survey of Twelve Children’s Hospital-based Accountable Care Organizations," was published online in the Journal of Hospital Administration on March 11, 2015. Review the abstract or download the full article