Seattle Children’s Care Network has earned the highest possible quality performance level from Regence BlueShield of Washington for its 2019 performance on 12 pediatric quality measures. As of April 2020, it is the only Washington provider group to earn this top level of quality performance. The health plan and the network agreed to the 12 pediatric measures in 2018, which include targets for preventive care like immunizations and well child visits, depression screening and member satisfaction.
“We are very proud of the work that each of our participating practices did to earn this exceptional quality performance. The pediatric providers put quality first each day and it shows,” said Ginger Hines, Executive Director of Seattle Children’s Care Network. The network has historically achieved high quality marks for immunizations and well child visits. In 2019, the network implemented a particular focus on asthma management for its patients that resulted in double digit performance improvement.
Sheryl Morelli, MD, Chief Medical Officer explained, “The most effective way to engage pediatricians in Triple Aim centered care transformation is to focus on quality; cost and patient experience tend to fall in line from there. The Seattle Children’s Care Network has been successful in implementing a robust quality improvement culture by partnering with our practices to implement data driven quality initiatives grounded in the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Model for Improvement.”
Seattle Children’s Care Network is a clinically integrated network comprised of 14 primary care practices, Children’s University Medical Group and Seattle Children’s Hospital. The network partners with health plans, employer groups and payers to deliver high quality care to pediatric patients using value based approaches.