Building a Sustainable Palliative Care Program
Recorded On: 09/25/2019
Scaling access to palliative care, particularly in a community setting, has been limited by a predominately fee-for-service payment environment. Delivery system and payment reform efforts that incentivize value over volume create an opportunity for financially sustainable palliative care programs. In this session learners will be exposed to the increased need for community-based palliative care programs, considerations for designing a program, and an exploration of a range of reimbursement mechanisms for care.
Topics covered in this webinar include:
- Trends in health care
- Palliative care service design
- The value proposition of palliative care
J. Brian Cassel
Palliative Care Research Director & Associate Professor
J. Brian Cassel, PhD, is Palliative Care Research Director, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, and scientific member of VCU’s Massey Cancer Center (Richmond, VA). He was a founding co-director of Massey’s Cancer Informatics Core and is leader of the cross-disciplinary Palliative Care Research Interest Group at VCU. His research focuses mostly on economic outcomes of specialist palliative care and advance care planning. Dr. Cassel is a 2019-2020 recipient of an American Cancer Society pilot grant for a population-based study of palliative care utilization and disparities.
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