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Can we improve the health of all children while saving money?

See how value-based care is changing the pediatric landscape.

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Expanding a Transformational Accountable Care Organization

Dayton Children’s Hospital has invited Partners For Kids®, the United States’ oldest and largest pediatric accountable care organization, to begin operations in west central Ohio and enhance the health of 94,000 children living in the region.

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Exploring the Gap in Urban and Rural Health Care For Children

While it’s long been clear that children in rural areas have reduced access to some kinds of health care services compared to their urban peers, understanding the specifics of the care gap has proven difficult, because population-level data on utilization is split among many insurers and providers.


Meet Partners For Kids

When policy makers and health care leaders talk about “value-based care,” the work exemplified by Partners For Kids is what they mean.

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Proving That Value-Based Care Can “Bend the Cost Curve”

Results of a Pediatrics study indicate that Partners for Kids successfully improved the value of pediatric health care over time through cost containment, while maintaining quality of care.

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Why Children’s Hospitals Embrace Value-Based Care, Even When They Aren’t Required To

While some adult systems are mandated to explore value-based care strategies, children’s hospitals are often exempt from those requirements. Still, pediatric institutions have made the decision for themselves because they see the model as best for the health of their child patients and the financial success of their organizations.

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Partners For Kids

Since its founding in 1994, Partners For Kids has proven that it can provide high-quality care at a lower cost. PFK rewards physicians for preventing illness and for good health outcomes, not for large numbers of visits or procedures.

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Partners For Kids and Dayton Children's Hospital

Dayton Children's Hospital has partnered to bring Partners For Kids, a transformational accountable care organization (ACO), to the west central region of Ohio.