Palliative, Palliative Care,, Hospice, Webinar

Value-Based Care Near the End of Life: A Webinar on Hospice and Palliative Care

Mary Dittrich, Senior Medical Director of Remedy Partners, and Joe Shega, Senior Vice President and National Medical Director of VITAS Healthcare, presented a webinar on July 20 on value-based care near the end of life. In it, they highlighted how palliative care and hospice services improve outcomes and positively impact cost, and they presented practical strategies that providers can use to deliver hospice and palliative care effectively.

The webinar covered:

  • How to define and distinguish between palliative care and hospice care
  • The services covered under Medicare’s hospice and palliative care benefits
  • How bundled payments create opportunities for advance care planning
  • Details on the eligibility and prognosis requirements of hospice and palliative care
  • CMS coding and reimbursement for advance care conversations

Listen to the webinar and download the slides, and be on the lookout for forthcoming care redesign webinars from the Transitional Care Institute.

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