Coordinating All Resources Effectively (CARE) - Ohio

Program Location: 
Columbus, OH
Payer Type: 

Reported Outcomes


Children’s National Health System has been named a recipient of a Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) award to improve health care delivery for children with complex medical needs.  The grant, aimed at advancing care coordination models, was awarded to the Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) and 10 pediatric hospital partners. Children’s National will also serve as CHA’s primary administrative partner for the grant. The effort aims to inform sustainable change in health care delivery through new payment models supporting improved care and reduced costs for children with medical complexity.

At the center of the proposed care model are the principles of accessible, coordinated, continuous, compassionate and family centered care/shared decision making as articulated in the concept of the medical home, which has been associated with fewer hospitalizations, less emergency departmentuse, better health, and lower costs of care.

The award is $23,198,916 over three years. 

Fewer ED / Hospital Visits: 

12-month analysis observed a 32 percent reduction in patient days, and a 26 percent reduction in ED discharges*

Cost Savings: 

12-month analysis observed a 2.6 percent reduction in total spend*

Other Outcomes: 

*Based on overall program data, not state-specific

Last updated April 2019
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