Value-based
Payment Model
Integrate care to prepare
for and participate in new
value-based payment
models
Population
Management
Share infrastructure
for population health
and financial risk
management
Practice
Transformation
Transform healthcare
through coordinated,
well-managed,
evidence-based care

Our Mission

The mission of the Children’s Health Network (CHN) is to improve the health and well-being of children through an integrated pediatric network in the greater Kansas City area that is valued-based, community-focused, patient-centric and accountable for the quality and cost of care.

Read more about Who We Are and What We Do.

Our Value Proposition

  • Deliver high value care using a patient-centered, integrated care delivery model centered around the Triple Aim (Better Care for Individuals, Better Health for Populations, Lower Costs per Capita)
  • Share clinical and technology infrastructure for population health and financial risk management
  • Physician-led network of primary care and specialty pediatric providers
  • Enhance value to patients, payers, and the community by creating a regional network of providers that improves care and reduces practice variation
  • Single signature contracting authority with payers and employers
  • Participate in new value-based payment models while remaining independent
  • Transform practices with coordinated, well-managed care following tenants of a Patient Centered Medical Home

Please see the Children’s Health Network Value Proposition for additional information.


The Children’s Health Network board and committees collaborate at
monthly meetings.

Our Network within Integrated Care Solutions
Children’s Mercy Integrated Care Solutions is uniquely qualified to bring like-minded providers together to form a clinically integrated network whose sole focus is on pediatric patients.
Children’s Mercy Integrated Care Solutions (ICS) develops and manages integrated pediatric networks that coordinate the medical care of pediatric patients enrolled in various health plans or other payers, including self-insured employers. ICS targets the Triple Aim of better experience and outcomes for patients, improved health for populations and decreased cost per capita.

ICS is comprised of multiple networks that each includes community pediatricians, Children’s Mercy Hospital, and its employed pediatricians and specialists.
Children's Health Network widens the scope of population health to significantly more children in the area.

Our Population Health Infrastructure

Children's Health Network is uniquely structured to improve the quality, efficiency, and value of pediatric care with a robust population health infrastructure that includes:

  • More than 425,000 patients
  • More than 11 million claims records
  • More than 9 million lab results
  • More than 10 million EMR records