SEATTLE, WA -- Seattle Children’s Care Network (SCCN) is pleased to announce it has been a top performer in its value-based arrangement with Regence BlueShield for three years running (2019, 2020 and 2021). Seattle Children’s Care Network is a clinically integrated network serving pediatric patients in Western Washington and saved more than more than $6.7 million in medical and pharmacy expense across the three year period with Regence.
“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 seven pediatric quality measures, which include performance targets for well child visits and immunizations.
“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 1,600 pediatric providers, 16 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.
The network also participates in value-based contracts with commercial, Medicaid and arrangements that are “direct to employer” and partners with accountable communities of health to transform care delivery for children on a local basis. For more information on current initiatives, please visit the Current Initiatives page.