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    A Conversation on the Emergence of Pediatric Complex Care

    Increased attention to children with medical complexity has occurred because these children are growing in number, consume a disproportionate share of health-system costs, and require policy and programmatic interventions that differ in many ways from the broader group of children with special health care needs. But will this focus on complex care lead to meaningful changes in systems of care and outcomes for children with serious chronic diseases?

  • Webinar Introduces Complexity Tiering for Children with Chronic and Complex Conditions

    As health care and financing systems become more sophisticated, health care systems are increasingly using a process known as "risk tiering" to group patients with similar degrees of need for health care and care coordination services. Payers are becoming part of this conversation, which for children is in its very early stages. Families and care providers of children with chronic and complex conditions should understand the risk tiering process, as it may affect access to services these children need. This February 28 conversation describes current tiering practices and uses, and makes recommendations for policy and research, particularly as the process relates to children with special health care needs. 

  • June 15 Webinar: Measuring Family Experience of Care Integration to Improve Care Delivery

    This June 15 webinar will introduce the Pediatric Integrated Care Survey, a validated instrument from Boston Children’s Hospital that assesses family experience of care integration. The survey asks family respondents to identify the members of their child's/youth's care team and report on their experiences with integration across disciplines, institutions, and communities. The family perception of care integration is essential in identifying opportunities to improve processes of care coordination and care management. Join us!

  • Q&A: Care Planning for Children with Special Needs

    Panelists answer questions from a November 9 webinar that discussed their approaches to the process of care planning in two very different settings—Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and a small private practice in Vermont.

  • Webinar Describes Care Planning Process for Children with Special Health Care Needs

    What does it take to create and implement an effective, family-centered plan of care for a child with special health care needs? In this November 9 webinar, two expert speakers discussed their approaches to the process of care planning in two very different settings—Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and a small private practice in Vermont.

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