Preventive pediatric care is a public health issue that has led to the adoption of childhood and adolescent well-child care as key indicators of overall health maintenance for children. Well-child care enhances the child’s development and promotes a healthy lifestyle.
The goal is for all patients to receive the recommended number of well-visits and immunizations for their age as determined by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Our target is to achieve the HEDIS 90th percentile benchmark for all metrics.
The Baystate Medical Practices have developed strategies and implemented changes to improve processes in order to assure that patients receive appropriate well-child care. Examples include:
- Processes and work flows to identify patients in need of well-child visits
- Providing parent/patient education
- Processes and strategies to improve access to care
- Use of reminder system
- Use of work lists for outreach
- Providing follow up on patients who do not show for appointments
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