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Children’s Mercy Health Network Providers Rank Among the Best for Quality Performance

The Children’s Mercy Health Network (CMHN), a clinically integrated network that consists of 24 organizations, 202 community-based primary care pediatricians and more than 750 pediatric specialists at Children’s Mercy, ranks in the top 10% of providers in the country when it comes to quality performance.

Children’s Mercy Health Network exceeded targets on all Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) quality performance incentive measures for 2019, which include the following:

  • Well Child Visits with First 15 Months of Life
  • Well Child Visits in the Third, Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Years of Life
  • Well Care Visits for Adolescents
  • Appropriate Testing for Children with Pharyngitis
  • Appropriate Treatment of Upper Respiratory Infection
  • HPV Immunization by Age 13
  • Immunizations for Adolescents (MCV, Tdap/Td, HPV)
  • Weight Assessment & Counseling: BMI Percentile

“It is a great accomplishment for a single practice to perform in a measure’s top 10 percentile of all providers nationally, but to achieve top decile performance on these eight measures for an entire network of practices is extraordinary,” said Bob Finuf, Executive Director of Integrated Care Solutions and Senior Vice President, Value and Payer Relations, at Children’s Mercy.

The achievement of these performance rates is directly linked to practice and provider engagement, quality improvement initiatives, utilization of population health management technology, and education of practice staff on measure definitions and patient eligibility.

Children’s Mercy Health Network, which until recently was known as the Children’s Health Network, was established in 2015. The network’s objective is to deliver high-value and integrated care that meets the Triple Aim for children in the target population by:

  • Improving the patient experience of care that includes quality outcomes and patient satisfaction.
  • Improving the health of the target population
  • Reducing the per capita cost of health care.

Children’s Mercy Health Network believes valued-based payment models and clinical integration between independent, community-based providers and health system providers are necessary to align incentives and create an integrated and coordinated care delivery model dedicated to keeping children healthy.

Learn more about Children’s Mercy Health Network.