The national health care landscape is undergoing a major transition towards value-based care: where physicians and hospitals are paid based on quality outcomes rather than the current fee-for-service model. Children’s National believes that building strong partnerships with community pediatricians is the best way to prepare for a value-based future – one that is positioned to address the unique challenges face by the pediatric population.
The quality metrics and clinical programs often adopted by adult CINs are not well-suited to children, or to pediatric practices. Typical clinical programs around congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease and COPD are not applicable to children. A pediatric network, though, can include specific programs for clinically integrated pediatric care coordination across the continuum, pediatric medical homes, and the management and prevention of diseases that start in childhood, such as asthma, obesity and behavior disorders.