Improving Care for People with Serious Illness Through Innovative Payer-Provider Partnerships

Authors
Emily Warner
Tom Gualtieri-Reed
Technical Assistance Tool
January 2014

Palliative care can lead to longer survival and better quality of life for patients, while offering a high-leverage opportunity to reduce costs.

  • This resource describes three palliative care delivery models: hospital, community-based, and hospice.
  • Essential benefits of palliative care include pain and symptom management, goal setting, family caregiver support, and practical and social support.
  • Palliative care involves interdisciplinary team-based care and a 24/7 meaningful clinical response.
  • Payers can promote palliative care by including a palliative care consultation as a standard benefit with no copay and offering incentive payments for a palliative care consultation.
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Population Addressed
People with Advanced Illness
Key Questions Answered
  • What are the benefits of palliative care?
  • How can my organization best deliver palliative care?
  • How can my organization create incentives for palliative care?
Level of Evidence
Expert Opinion
What does this mean?