Turn-Key Health Underscores Value of Community-Based Palliative Care to Accountable Care Organizations and At-risk Provider Organizations

Association of ACOs (NAACO)

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, a population health management (PHM) company serving payers
and their members with advanced illness, points to the role of
community-based palliative care in the growing number of ACO and health
system settings, a topic for discussion at the upcoming National
Association of ACOs (NAACO)
Spring 2017 Conference, April 5-7, 2017,
Baltimore, Maryland. Presentation tracks at the event highlight the
significance of this topic:

  • Thursday, April 6, 12 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. “Palliative Care Futurist:
    Matching Care to Our Patient’s Needs”
  • Thurday, April 6, 12 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. “Office, Home or Hospital: How
    to Provide Palliative Care Across the Care Continuum”

“While many health systems and at-risk providers now recognize the
importance of palliative care, they lack the specialized resources and
infrastructure to successfully integrate a solution within a broader
population health framework,” says John Halsey, vice president, Business
Development, Turn-Key Health. “Innovative models are now filling this
void, providing sophisticated predictive analytics to proactively
identify at-risk members who will benefit from this level of care, as
well as aggregating local palliative care resources to serve these
patients. ACOs should also expect outcomes reporting and structured care
management workflow.”

Turn-Key Health’s Palliative Illness Management model (PIM) deploys
local, in-home palliative care teams to engage seniors with advanced
illness, with documented results that include:

  • 34 percent overall reduction in healthcare expenditures
  • 32 percent lower hospitalizations
  • 37 percent reduced ICU days
  • 61 percent reduced hospital readmissions
  • 15 percent reduction in Medical Loss Ratio related to earlier and
    appropriate election of the hospice Medicare benefit
  • 19 percent reduction in Medicare benefit claims per member per month
  • Increased patient/caregiver satisfaction

“This community-based approach is a distinguishing feature that works in
combination with our proprietary algorithms and analytics, specialized
training and care model support,” says Halsey. “It’s a model that allows
ACOs to demonstrate their value proposition to the payer community.”

About Turn-Key Health

, a subsidiary of Enclara Healthcare,
is a population health management company serving payers and their
members with advanced illnesses. Its Palliative Illness Management™
(PIM™) model introduces a new, innovative option to improve care
quality, address costs and reduce burdens associated with life-limiting
illnesses. Visit http://www.turn-keyhealth.com.


CPR Communications
Nicole Dufour,
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