Engaging Primary Care Physicians: Lessons Learned Seeking Buy-In and Patient Referrals for a Home-Based Palliative Care Program (TH341D)

Home-based palliative care (HBPC) is an important model originally developed for managed care. It surpasses the continuity and access barriers plaguing inpatient palliative care by providing palliative care in patients ’ homes in collaboration with primary care. Repeated studies have demonstrated that HBPC can improve patient outcomes while decreasing costs of care, however, replication of this model in fee-for-service has been stymied by a lack of reimbursement structure. To overcome this barrier, a large Calif ornia-based health insurer (Blue Shield of California) has begun to reimburse contracting medical group providers for HBPC.
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research

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