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SUPPORTING MASSACHUSETTS EMPLOYERS, PROTECTING THE HEALTH OF FAMILIES

Boston Children’s Hospital is committed to lowering health care costs so that employers across Massachusetts can continue to provide access to the very best care for employees and their families.

While pediatric medicine typically represents only 5 to 8 percent of an employer’s health care claims expenses, the cost to deliver that care is still too high.

In response, Boston Children’s has led the charge to implement aggressive cost-saving measures:

Over the past three years, Boston Children’s has taken approximately $170 million out of the health care system through a range of initiatives, including reengineering how we deliver care, reducing costs and prices and moving lower-intensity care to our lower-cost satellite centers and community hospital partners.

We’ve passed along the vast majority of these savings to insurers—thereby lowering costs for employers and their employees.

We created the Provider and Payor Quality Initiative (PPQI), working with the state’s largest health plans and Medicaid to develop innovative ways of improving care while reducing costs over the long term.

And above all, Boston Children’s remains committed to excellence in every aspect of care:

As the nation’s top pediatric hospital, we are the first choice among parents and families whose children need specialty and subspecialty care.

We are ranked #1 by U.S.News & World Report in their annual report of the best pediatric hospitals in the United States.

We partner with community hospitals and health centers and operate outpatient clinics —delivering state-of-the-art, accessible care with greater convenience (and lower costs) for families.

We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

Boston Children's Hospital 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 617-355-6000 | 800-355-7944

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