Top Barriers to Effective Care for Patients with Advanced Illness

Healthcare Performance Benchmarks
July 22, 2015 Vol. V Issue 29

Top Barriers to Effective Care
for Patients with Advanced Illness

Top Barriers to Effective Care for Patients with Advanced Illness This Week's Challenge: With Medicare poised to cover end-of-life counseling under next year’s proposed physician payment fee schedule, healthcare organizations will need to prepare to have these meaningful, yet complicated discussions with their patients. Here we look at the top barriers to effective care for patients with advanced illness from a case study on Aetna’s Compassionate Care Program, a case management program aimed at those with advanced illness.

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To get access to the key features of the Compassionate Care Program at Aetna, along with the impact the program has had on healthcare utilization and quality outcomes, download your copy of Case Management for Advanced Illness: Best Practices in End-of-Life Care for $79.

Case Management for Advanced Illness: Best Practices in End-of-Life CareCase Management for Advanced Illness: Best Practices in End-of-Life Care, examines Aetna's Compassionate Care program, a case management approach for the advanced illness population. The payor's initiative breaks down barriers commonly encountered in this highly sensitive stage of the health continuum while positively impacting both healthcare utilization and spend.

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Publisher: Melanie Matthews, mmatthews@hin.com

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