Building a Sustainable Palliative Care Program
Includes a Live Event on 09/25/2019 at 2:00 PM (EDT)
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
Turner West, MPH, MTS
Associate Vice President of Health Policy and Director of the Palliative Care Leadership Center
Turner West, MPH, MTS, is the associate vice president of health policy and the director of the Palliative Care Leadership Center at Bluegrass Care Navigators. Turner has extensive experience bringing leadership and innovation to programs and operations aimed at improving care for the seriously ill.
As a recognized leader in hospice and palliative care, Turner has presented on a variety of important issues on health care delivery for the seriously ill at the national, regional, state, and local level. In addition to his work with Bluegrass Care Navigators, Turner is a consultant with the Center to Advance Palliative Care, faculty for the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s Manager Development Program, and an adjunct professor for the University of Maryland for the Master of Science in Palliative Care degree program.
In 2016, Turner was named a Health and Aging Policy Fellow and Congressional Fellow with the American Political Science Association. As a fellow, Turner worked in the Department of Health and Human Services with the Office of the Surgeon General on public health approaches to serious illness and with the Altarum Institute on new methods to financing long-term care.