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Sunshine Health Enters Value-Based Care Agreement with Johns Hopkins All Children's Care Network

The two-year effort is designed to expand pediatric primary care access to Florida Medicaid beneficiaries

May 31, 2023Sunshine Health and Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital have announced a two-year value-based care initiative aimed at boosting access to primary care for children covered by Medicaid in Florida. Over 56,000 Sunshine Health Medicaid members will have access to care under the new agreement, 

If you’re not too familiar with the names, Sunshine Health is a leading Medicaid managed care organization in Florida, while Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital is renowned for providing top-tier pediatric care through their clinical and academic health care system. 

Under the new value-based care agreement, over 40 practices made up of over 160 primary care providers, can now earn additional reimbursement for improving health outcomes and increasing engagement in preventative and maintenance care. 

Providers included in the agreement are: 

  • We Care Pediatrics
  • East Lake Pediatrics
  • Tarpon Springs Pediatrics
  • Partners in Pediatrics
  • Ocean Pediatric Care
  • Sun County Pediatrics
  • Weiss Pediatric Care
  • Kids First Pediatrics
  • Countryside Pediatric Care
  • Dr. Bou Pediatrics
  • Dr. Nina’s Pediatrics
  • Myrtle Avenue Pediatrics
  • Coastal Pediatric Care
  • Kidz Care Pediatrics
  • Lakeside Pediatrics
  • Comprehensive Child Care
  • 5th Avenue Pediatrics
  • JHACH – General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine (GPAM)
  • Pediatric Specialists Medical Group


  • Pediatric Place of Tampa
  • Julia Barriga, MD, PA
  • A to Z Pediatrics
  • Lori McAuliffe, MD, PA
  • Albanna Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Partners of Zephyrhills
  • Teena Hughes, MD, PA Pediatrics
  • Sarasota Children’s Clinic
  • Scarano and Taylor Pediatrics
  • West Coast Pediatrics
  • Bayside Pediatrics (Linkenhoker)
  • Helgemo & Liou Pediatrics
  • Maria Doherty, MD
  • Pediatrics of Sarasota
  • All Kids Clinic
  • Sunshine Pediatrics of Lutz
  • Peninsula Pediatrics of West Florida
  • Capote Pediatrics
  • Spring Hill Pediatric Care
  • Kids’ Corner Pediatrics

Nathan Landsbaum, President and CEO of Sunshine Health touted the deal by stating, “This new value-based agreement with a premiere Children’s Hospital is consistent with our efforts to further align the goals of Florida’s Medicaid Managed Care program with the goals for our valued providers. We are honored to continue our partnership with Johns Hopkins and look forward to delivering better health outcomes for our members and the state of Florida.”

Through this exciting partnership, Sunshine Health and Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital are taking a stand to improve healthcare access for Florida’s Medicaid beneficiaries. And while it’s a two-year mission, the impacts could be felt for years to come, making it a giant leap for pediatric care in Florida.

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