Effectively managing the health of a population across the continuum is now a catch-22 for hospitals and systems that have downsized their pediatric services.

While a select group of children’s healthcare providers have the resources to be everything to everyone, most will need to be more strategic about what services they provide and where they are provided. ECG’s dedicated pediatric and children’s hospital practice can help organizations facing the question of how to best position, grow, and align their pediatric service line. Top pediatric departments and children’s hospitals across the country have trusted us with these issues and other pressing challenges.

Our team of experts partner with pediatric service line leaders to create program plans that incorporate strategic factors and are financially feasible. We know that the high proportion of Medicaid patients seeking pediatric care places further strains on resource-strapped departments already contending with an array of new demands and expectations from private payors. Experts from our healthcare reform strategy, payor contracting and reimbursement, and care model transformation practice can ensure that decisions made about your pediatric service line position your program for financial sustainability – now and in the future.

In addition, ECG conducts an annual National Pediatric Subspecialty Physician Compensation, Production, and Benefits Survey. This highly regarded survey provides reliable compensation and production benchmark data to take the guesswork out of today’s challenging recruiting environment for pediatric subspecialty physicians.

ECG pediatric service line planning engagements typically include:

  • Service line and subspecialty program planning
  • Market and financial feasibility assessments
  • Positioning options and growth initiatives
  • Partnerships and affiliations with medical groups, academic medical centers, children’s hospitals within hospitals, and freestanding children’s hospitals
  • Physician-hospital alignment strategies, with particular focus on subspecialty physicians
  • Physician compensation planning and clinical productivity initiatives
  • Public and private payor contracting and reimbursement