Healthcare Partnership Takes Aim at Cost

by Mike Hunter

Aim-CostHospice of the West, a leading community-based hospice and palliative care organization in Maricopa County, has partnered with Turn-Key Health, the market leader in advanced illness population health management, in a collaboration that aligns community-based palliative care providers with Medicare ACO and Medicare Advantage plans and beneficiaries through technology and process to solve the problem of poor quality, low satisfaction and extreme high cost during the last 18 months of life. According to Turn-Key Health, 4 percent of Medicare patients annually will experience greater than $24,000 in avoidable excess care. Hospice of the West is committed to serving individuals living with life-limiting illnesses, and providing ongoing support to their loved ones.

Dr. Ken Cable, M.D., medical director of Hospice of the West, underscores the importance of this partnership for Maricopa County. “As the first and only hospice organization in the region to offer such advanced capabilities, we are now empowered with predictive analytics to identify beneficiaries who may receive overly aggressive care, which compromises the quality of their remaining life. This solution provides much-needed support, education and care coordination.”

 

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