FOCUS AREA

Systems and Standards

We advance health care system standards to ensure high-quality, comprehensive care for children with special health care needs.

Why It's Important

System standards provide guidance health care professionals to improve processes and systems that serve children with special health care needs. Standards help strengthen care and provide benchmarks by which to assess improvements in quality and health outcomes. 

Our Approach

We advance health care systems and standards to promote comprehensive care for children with special health care needs. We encourage the development of system standards and help identify best practices in health care organization, financing, and quality. Our priorities include:

  • Ensuring essential benefits for CSHCN within managed care contracts
  • Determining performance improvement priorities 
  • Guiding health system development and strategic planning
  • Building partnerships to monitor access to and quality of care