Putting Down Roots: The Proper Positioning Of Community-Based Palliative Care in the American Healthcare Continuum

Friday, May 1, 2015: 2:15 PM-3:15 PM
National Harbor 3 (Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center) - 3rd Level
Primary Presenter:
Stephen Leedy, MD, FAAHPM, HMDC , Baycare Health System, St. Petersburg, FL
Rana McClelland, MBA , VITAS Healthcare Corporation, Miami, FL
Community-Based Palliative Care (CBPC) is a high-quality, cost-effective system of care delivery that meets the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's (IHI's) Triple Aim goals of improving the patient experience of care, improving the health of the population and decreasing healthcare costs. Despite this, the use of CBPC is not yet widespread in the American healthcare continuum. This presentation makes the case for the value of CBPC and presents models for its incorporation into the American healthcare establishment.

Learning Objectives:
1. Discuss the emerging payment and delivery models in American healthcare
2. Articulate the value proposition of CBPC in contemporary American healthcare
3. Describe specific relationship models for incorporation of CBPC into emerging healthcare payment and delivery systems

CE/CME: Nurse, Physician and Social Worker
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