Issue Brief Released by California Health Care Foundation

Categories: Research.

From 2014 to 2017, California Health Care Foundation supported payer and provider organizations working together to provide community-based palliative care services.

Despite evidence of the benefits of community-based palliative care (CBPC) and data indicating that our current capacity is insufficient to meet the need, growth of these services has likely been slowed by the lack of adequate, defined funding streams. To address these challenges, from 2014 to 2017, CHCF supported a planning and implementation process for six teams of payer and provider organizations committed to strengthening and spreading CBPC services in California. Participating providers included large academic medical centers, hospices, and a specialty palliative care practice, while the payers included national insurers, regional insurers, and a Medicaid managed care plan.

Lessons Learned from Payer-Provider Partnerships for Community-Based Palliative Care is an issue brief released this week from CHCF. This series summarizes and explores the lessons learned during this project that include:

  • Initial Engagement
  • Defining the Eligible Population
  • Promoting Appropriate Referrals
  • Service Design and Operational Issues
  • Payment Issues
  • Metrics and Assessing Impact
  • Monitoring and Modifications
  • Relationship Issues

Visit the CHCF website to read the issue brief Lessons Learned from Payer-Provider Partnerships for Community-Based Palliative Care; read the report online, download the full PDF, or read the Quick Tips sheet for an overview.

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