Fostering a new approach to value-based care in primary child health practice

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Fostering a new approach to value-based care in primary child health practice

 

Through its Health Equity and Young Children Initiative and with three partner organizations, the Child and Family Policy Center is disseminating an important new commentary on the needs for a new approach to value-based care in alternative payment models for primary child health. Authors Charles Bruner, Nathaniel Counts, and Paul Dworkin start with a summary of responses from 16 leading child health organizations to a Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation Request for Information regarding pediatric alternative payment models.

Based on eight common themes from these responses, the authors recommend that pediatric alternative payment models be fundamentally different from those in current use with adult and chronic care populations. The authors state models must be structured to promote increased spending for evidence-based primary care practice that responds to social as well as medical determinants of health and to establish additional metrics for measuring impact beyond clinical measures of child health. The commentary draws on the longer synthesis of and excerpting from the responses to CMMI’s RFI. 

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