In 2002, Dr. Gordon switched his clinical focus from pediatric critical care to lead development of the Special Needs Program which provides co-management and care coordination for children with medical complexity and fragility due to multiple chronic conditions. In 2008, he also switched his research focus from bench work to health services, outcomes and family education research. Since 2002, the Special Needs Program (SNP) has grown steadily and has now served over 600 patients and held over $1 million in grant support. The SNP has pioneered new reimbursement models with Wisconsin Medicaid and has been recognized as an innovative model of care by the American Association of Medical Colleges (2011) and the Maternal Child Health Bureau (2006). This program has served as advisors to programs being developed throughout North America. Future goals focus on developing models of care and reimbursement to address the needs of the growing population of children with medical complexity and fragility.
Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Pediatrics