Proposed changes in health care payment, from fee-for-service to alternative, risk-sharing payment models, can have a substantial impact on health services for children, especially those with complex care needs. In addition, tying payment to value can increase use of ambulatory and preventive services and encourage creative outreach. However, abrupt changes can interrupt continuity and reduce access to care.
Advocates, family leaders, policymakers, and other stakeholders joined us on a webinar April 13, 2016, for a first step in building a national movement to promote care coordination policies and payment options that better serve children with special health care needs, families, and care providers.
Family-professional partnerships help ensure health care programs and policies are appropriate and well-utilized. While including parents as equal members of their child’s care team is an accepted standard for pediatric care, the core principles...
This webinar on family needs for home health care and potential workforce and policy solutions features the perspectives of a parent advocate, a home health care administrator, a pediatrician, and a state official.