Health care delivery innovation

Health care is evolving and there is an increasing focus on ensuring high quality care delivered with the greatest value. Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota has been a long-time partner in efforts to reform care delivery models.

In 2011, the state of Minnesota undertook a nation-leading effort to streamline care for the 600,000+ patients enrolled in Minnesota’s publicly-funded healthcare programs. Children’s was one of the first providers chosen in the state to participate in the new Integrated Health Partnership (IHP) demonstration project.

Children’s continues to be an active participant in the Minnesota Department of Human Services’ (DHS) IHP project. Through this partnership with the State, we provide care for more than 18,000 children in a payment model where Children’s shares financial responsibility with the state for the total cost of care and quality of services provided. Through care coordination, case management and extended clinic hours, we have decreased our total cost of care by six percent and saved the state millions of dollars.


Please contact a member of our team if you’d like to learn more about our work. 


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