Thursday, July 21 | Thought Leadership, Post-Acute Care, Value-based Care
The demand for palliative care is growing, yet access to services remains a challenge.
Consider these stats:
However, the lack of access is beginning to change as payers begin to see the clinical and financial benefits of community-based, interdisciplinary palliative care.
Palliative care, which aims to provide relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness, is most often provided by hospice organizations. According to the Center to Advance Palliative Care, about 50% of community-based palliative care providers are hospices.
A rising number of hospices have been diversifying their services to engage patients further upstream and take advantage of emerging value-based payment models, with palliative care as one of the most common new business lines.
Jim Parker, editor of Hospice News, joined Netsmart’s Mike Valentine (CEO) and Dawn Iddings (Sr. VP/Managing Dir., Post-Acute) in a recent Netsmart CareThreads podcast to talk about improving access and education of palliative care, the pitfalls and benefits of entering new value-based payment models and the types of technology needed to succeed with these models.
Parker says that palliative care can consist of different models, though he did list three defining characteristics.
To hear these thought leaders discuss why so many leading hospices are launching palliative care service lines and how they are succeeding, click here to listen to the podcast.
Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC)
National Academy of State Health Policy
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