Palliative Care Legal Requirements, New State Laws and How to Partner with ACOs and Medical Homes

Friday, May 1, 2015: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
National Harbor 2 (Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center) - 3rd Level
Primary Presenter:
Connie A. Raffa, JD, LLM , Arent Fox LLP, New York, NY
Palliative care programs (PCP) are perfect partners for patient-centered and all inclusive care delivery models promoted by the Affordable Care Act, such as Accountable Care Organizations and Medical Homes. Hospices and PCPs have the experience and knowledge to provide case management and coordinated care through interdisciplinary teams. PCP are precursors to the ACO and Medical Homes, and therefore, are in a position to partner with them. What type of PCP is the best setting: physician group, home health agency, nursing home, contract arrangements, nurse liaisons, MCO, ACOs or Medical Home?  This presentation will describe the various ways to structure a PCP, the reimbursement revenue streams, the legal requirements and new initiatives in New York State promoting palliative care.

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe the difference between hospice and palliative care programs
2. Identify the legal issues that must be complied with when creating a PCP
3. Discuss the new palliative care initiatives in New York State
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