SEATTLE WA, December 17, 2020 -- Seattle Children’s Care Network (SCCN) is pleased to announce it has saved more than $1.7M in medical and pharmacy expense in its 2019 value-based arrangement with Regence BlueShield. Seattle Children’s Care Network is a clinically integrated network serving pediatric patients in Western Washington and was the top performer of any Regence BlueShield provider group in its four state region.
“The care our providers deliver to children in Washington state is unmatched, and improving the quality, cost and patient experience is at the heart of SCCN’s mission,” said Ginger Hines, Executive Director of Seattle Children’s Care Network. Collectively, SCCN and the health plan agreed to 12 pediatric quality measures in 2018, which include performance targets for well child visits, immunizations, depression screening and member satisfaction.
“To achieve Triple Aim centered care transformation SCCN engages pediatricians by focusing on quality; cost and patient experience tend to fall in line from there,” explained Sheryl Morelli, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Seattle Children’s Care Network. “We have successfully created 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 that includes more than 1,300 pediatric providers, 14 pediatric primary care practices, Children’s University Medical Group and Seattle Children’s Hospital. The network helps providers proactively manage the health of their patients, coordinate care and improve quality, and participates in value-based contracts with commercial health plans, Medicaid Managed Care Organizations, and direct to employer arrangements.