Leveraging Medicaid to Promote Children’s Optimal Health

By: Paul H. Dworkin, MD As our country continues to grapple with how best to achieve meaningful healthcare reform, we have an auspicious opportunity to leverage Medicaid to transform child health services to promote children’s optimal health, development, and well-being. Leveraging Medicaid to transform child health services demands that the past not be a prelude…

A Pound of Cure… How Might We Pay For an Ounce of Prevention?

By: Jesse Chandna and Scott Orsey Social determinants of health, the circumstances in which people live and work, have a profound impact on the overall outcomes of children and their families. That is why Connecticut Children’s Medical Center places a priority not only on addressing the medical and surgical needs of young patients, but also…

Pediatric Payment Reform: Getting More Value from Pediatric Primary Care

This post is part two of a two-part guest blog series on pediatric primary care payment reform efforts in Connecticut. It was authored by Lisa Honigfeld for the Connecticut Health Foundation, an independent private foundation dedicated to achieving health equity. Visit www.cthealth.org to learn more about their work.   By: Lisa Honigfeld, PhD Many thanks to the…

Pediatric Payment Reform: Ensuring Healthy Children Become Healthy Adults

This post is part one of a two-part guest blog series on pediatric primary care payment reform efforts in Connecticut. It was authored by Lisa Honigfeld for the Connecticut Health Foundation, an independent private foundation dedicated to achieving health equity. Visit www.cthealth.org to learn more about their work.  By: Lisa Honigfeld, PhD A couple years ago,…