The SCCN partners with Seattle Children’s Hospital to establish financially sustainable Integrated Behavioral Health models in pediatric primary care practices with the ability to concomitantly earn Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credits for board certification.
Seattle Children’s Care Network (SCCN) and Seattle Children’s Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine launched an innovative Pediatric Integrated Behavioral Health Initiative in collaboration with the University of Washington Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (both the AIMS Center and the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry) and the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.
The SCCN’s Quality and Care Transformation program, led by primary care providers, uses the principles of improvement science to provide practices with coaching and facilitation that supports initiatives including: preventive care, immunizations, asthma, behavioral health, outpatient antibiotic stewardship and patient centered medical home recognition. By participating in network quality improvement projects, providers are eligible to receive Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part IV credit and Continuing Medical Education (CME).
The SCCN offers care management and care coordination programs to better integrate the patient, primary care providers, specialty providers and health plans. The SCCN provides program implementation, training, data and reporting to coordinate the best possible outcomes for patients. The SCCN team offers nursing care management, social work, care coordination and behavioral health referral assistance to help improve medical and behavioral health outcomes for complex patient populations.
The SCCN provides a variety of reporting tools to practice partners through integration of network electronic medical records, health plan data and use of Collective Medical platform feeds. Integration increases transparency and flags patients by providing near real-time reports to help practices and individual providers track pediatric HEDIS measures, identify gaps in care and perform to national benchmarks.
The SCCN participates as the founding member of the Seattle Children’s Research Institute’s Practice-Based Research Network (PBRN), facilitating clinical research among SCCN Network Participants that is of importance to SCCN providers’ clinical practice and SCCN network goals, including, enhancing quality and reducing costs; ensuring that research results are disseminated to SCCN providers to inform clinical care and benefit SCCN patients; and improving research quality by enabling tertiary hospital-based researchers to access and evaluate data from community patients.
The SCCN contracting team works collaboratively with health plan and MCO partners to develop and implement innovative, advanced payment models that reward population health management and value based care principles.