Health Care Delivery Committee
Health Care Delivery Committee
Jane Knapp, MD (2014)
Children's Mercy Hospital
2401 Gillham Road
Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: (816) 234-3689
Health Care Delivery Committee Goals
The Health Care Delivery Committee aims to identify effective strategies to care for all children, with a particular focus on vulnerable children. The 5 goals of the Committee are:
- To promote the use of and expand the evidence base for health care delivery for children.
- To promote the care of children in the context of families and communities.
- To teach the next generation how to implement effective health care delivery strategies for (at the individual and population level and with attention to systems of care).
- To identify emerging opportunities and challenges to improve the delivery of health care for vulnerable children (e.g., growth of interdisciplinary teams, use of information technologies).
- To promote scholarship with regard to promoting effective strategies to care for children.
CMS Innovation Center Grantees to Present at the PAS Health Care Delivery Committee Meeting
Mark your calendars for a very special Health Care Delivery Committee meeting Sunday May 5 from 11:00 - 12:30 at the Renaissance Washington Hotel room MR-4. All are invited and we look forward to having you join us.
Children's Health Care Delivery Transformation.
At this year's PAS meeting, the Health Care Delivery (HCD) Committee challenges APA members to think about how pediatric health care can (and should) be transformed in the future. This year's Committee meeting will begin with an overview of a new federal investment in pediatric health care delivery and conclude with brief presentations from selected APA Special Interest Groups that will describe their vision of the future of pediatric health care in the U.S. This year's HCD meeting will explore and help plan the future agenda for the committee.
Federal Investment in Children's Health Care Transformation
The CMS Innovation Center was created as part of the Affordable Care Act to test innovative payment and service delivery models to reduce health care costs while preserving or enhancing the quality of care furnished. Last spring the Innovation Center announced funding for 107 Health Care Innovation Awards. The goal of this program was to identify and test innovative service delivery and payment models to: improve health and healthcare, improve cost efficiency of CMS programs, and rapidly train or deploy a new workforce. Approximately 10 percent of these awards exclusively serve children and another subset of awards serve both adults and children.
Ellen-Marie Whelan NP, PhD, Senior Advisor at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) within the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has been invited to provide a brief overview of the Health Care Innovation Awards and CMMI's pediatric portfolio. Andrew Hertz, MD (Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital) and Kelly Kelleher, MD (Nationwide Children's Hospital) will each present a brief overview of their projects, funded by the CMS Innovation Center.
UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS RAINBOW BABIES & CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL - Andrew Hertz
Project Title: "Transforming pediatric ambulatory care: the physician extension team"
Summary: University Hospitals (UH) Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital at UH Case Medical Center is receiving an award to improve care for approximately 65,000 children with Medicaid with high rates of emergency room (ER) visits, complex chronic conditions, and significant behavioral health problems in several counties across northeastern Ohio. The intervention will offer health care advice, referrals, and care coordination services through telehealth and home nurse hotlines; provide practice-tailored facilitation for primary care providers; and provide financial incentives to primary care physicians who reach quality performance targets, agree to offer extended hours, and make themselves available to treat these vulnerable children. Over 50 nurses, care coordinators and other health professionals will be hired and/or retrained to implement the model. The result should be better health care, with fewer avoidable ER visits, hospitalizations and lower cost- with an expected savings of over $13 million over three years.
THE RESEARCH INSTITUTE AT NATIONWIDE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL - Kelly Kelleher
Project Title: "Partners for Kids Expansion"
Summary: The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, in partnership with Akron Children's Hospital and its integrated physician group, is receiving an award to expand its Partners for Kids (PFK) program in Ohio, serving over 492,000 Medicaid children enrollees and 25,000 children with disabilities (the most costly pediatric population). PFK, the largest and oldest exclusively pediatric ACO, will enhance provider incentives and improve access for high risk rural and urban underserved populations through comprehensive medical home-based services, innovative care management with distributed technology and the rapid deployment of an expanded health care workforce focusing on behavioral health, complex care, and high risk pregnancy.
Special Interest Group presentations and discussion:
Several APA Special Interest Groups have been invited to send representatives to make short presentations in preparation for the formation of a Task Force to address the future agenda/focus for the HCD Committee. SIG representatives will describe the role their SIG will play in a transformed health care system.
Health Care Delivery Committee Chair
Join us in Boston at PAS on Saturday April 28th, 2012
topic symposium Health Care Delivery: Transforming Our System from Fragmentation to Integration
Speakers:Thomas Klitzner from Mattel Children's Hospital at UCLA, Doug Thompson from Saint Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, Charles Macias from Texas Children's Hospital, Houston and Richard Antonelli from Boston Children's Hospital.
The session will address models for successful health care delivery and using integration to deliver accountable care.