Palliative Care Solutions

Medica Health Management’s palliative care program
solutions help organizations save money while applying
best practice standards of care for seriously ill patients.

Medica Health Management can help your organization realize the benefits
of a palliative care program. In a series on health policy called “Palliative
Care – Transforming the Care of Serious Illness,” it is reported that
effective palliative care programs saved between 19% to 22% in average
cost per patient day. To find these savings, strong processes and expert
program development are required. Medica Health Management has the
expertise to help your organization start a palliative care program or
improve current palliative care services.

The Impact of a Palliative Care Program

  • Financial cost containment of patient care
  • Reduce readmissions
  • Reduce ER visits
  • Improve bed utilization and place of care
  • Reduce inpatient lengths of stay
  • Reduce ancillary and pharmaceutical costs
  • Improve patient and family satisfaction
  • Adjust morbidity and mortality statistics

With extensive financial, clinical and operational solutions for palliative care programs, Medica Health Management can help you realize financial goals while bringing best practice standards of care for patients and families. Our palliative care program solutions include:

  • Feasibility analysis for palliative care program start-up
  • Full start-up support for program implementation
  • Recommendations for staffing models, productivity standards and management metrics
  • Assessment of current palliative care services and outcomes
  • Benchmarking and data analysis
  • Analysis of key performance indicators
  • Compliance and regulatory assessment
  • Palliative care education
  • Coding, billing and auditing assessment
  • Clinical documentation development and review
  • Financial, operational and clinical outcomes and reporting tools
  • Msurvey for accreditation preparation
  • Analysis of program risk stratification
  • Recommendations for internal and external marketing opportunities
  • Policy and procedure development and review
  • Coaching and mentoring for clinical staff
  • Satisfaction survey development and review
  • Cost containment and cost avoidance reporting
  • Recommendations for post-acute continuum of care and disease-specific programs to support acute-care palliative care programs
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