and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) have signed a new long-term agreement. The agreement, which will be effective July 1, 2020, represents a shared goal of improving community health care for children and collaborating on quality of care in ways that will benefit children living in the Greater Philadelphia region.
“We are extremely pleased that Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, a long-time partner of ours and home to countless breakthroughs in pediatric medicine, shares our commitment to improving health care for our members and their patients,” said Daniel J. Hilferty, Independence Blue Cross CEO. “Above all else, this agreement gives our members continued access to an institution that is a world leader in children’s health and pediatric research.”
As part of the new agreement, Independence and CHOP will be exploring ways to expand the health care system’s existing value-based program beyond primary care practices. The expanded programs would promote a team-based approach and be designed to engage both organizations to improve quality of care and reduce health care costs for members and patients through better care coordination.
“This agreement provides reassurance to families that count on having world-class pediatric care for their children,” said Madeline Bell, President and CEO at CHOP. “Independence Blue Cross has always made access to CHOP a priority for their members, and we look forward to innovating with them in ways that will ensure their children receive the best pediatric care available.”
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