The Benefits of Palliative Care in Value-Based Programs

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  • February 9, 2017

On Wednesday, February 8th the ACLC hosted a webinar with special guests:

Dr. Diane MeierDirector, Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC)

Dr. Daniel HoeferCMO, Outpatient Palliative Care Associate Medical Director, Sharp HospiceCare

Palliative care provides relief from the symptoms and stresses of serious illness. Strong evidence exists that adding palliative care early in the course of treatment both improves quality and reduces spending, and some accountable care providers are incorporating palliative care as part of a successful population management strategy. In this webinar, we reviewed the approach that Sharp Healthcare has taken, and highlighted the 5 key characteristics of effective palliative care.
 
For more background on how palliative care adds value, we encourage you to explore the Center to Advance Palliative Care at capc.org. The Payment Primer: What to Know about Payment for Palliative Care Delivery is available here.