The Center to Advance Palliative Care conducted interviews with dozens of risk-bearing providers to learn how they use the principles and practices of palliative care to improve the value of the care they are delivering, and, as a result, achieve substantial shared savings.
This session will present best practices and case studies gathered from these interviews. These examples will demonstrate how incorporating palliative care into post-acute care benefits both patients and providers under alternative payment models. The presenters will share key “lessons learned” about obstacles in achieving the goals of these new payment systems and how to overcome them.
The session will explain how palliative care fits into post-acute care and will describe at least two specific examples of how at-risk providers are using palliative care practices and specialists to achieve value—one based in a Medicare accountable care organization and one based in a Medicare Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Initiative program.
Describe palliative care strategies and practices and articulate the cost, quality, and satisfaction improvements that these practices achieve.
Cite specific examples of how to use palliative care in an ACO model and a bundled payment program.
Target the right population for palliative care interventions and “dose” the interventions.