Blog Post, | May 07, 2020

Turn-Key Health’s Chief Clinical Officer, Terri Maxwell, Captures 2020 Penn Nursing Alumni Award for Innovation

Author: Greer Myers, President, Turn-Key Health Each year, the Penn Nursing Alumni Awards Committee recognizes outstanding alumni, students and friends who demonstrate the power of Penn Nursing through their varied contributions to the profession and to healthcare in our nation and around the world. We are proud to announce that Terri Maxwell (GNu’85, GR’06), Ph.D., […]

Blog Post, | Apr 13, 2020

Managing Breathlessness in Persons with COVID-19: An Evidence Review of the Role of Opioids

Written by: Terri Maxwell PhD, APRN, Chief Clinical Officer, Turn-Key Health Although most people with COVID-19 recover without needing specialist treatment, about one in six becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing, most often due to pneumonia. When the lungs become infected with coronavirus and filled with inflammatory material that inflame air sacs, the body’s […]

Blog Post, | Mar 11, 2020

Caregivers: Protect Yourself – and Seriously Ill Patients – During the Coronavirus Outbreak

With the coronavirus (COVID–19) rapidly spreading across the United States, caregivers responsible for a loved one who has a serious or advanced illness should know what steps to take to protect their own health, their family and the health of their vulnerable patient. It’s important to understand that the coronavirus is not likely to be […]

Blog Post, | Feb 10, 2020

Going Beyond Clinical Care: Optimizing the Value of Medicare’s Supplemental Benefits

Enrollment in Medicare Advantage (MA) has nearly doubled over the past decade, and a new study shows that overall, at least 364 plans will take advantage of CMS’s more flexible MA policies in 2020 by providing certain types of supplemental benefits. Expanded MA supplemental benefits is largely tied to CMS’s updated guidance allowing plans to cover anything […]

Blog Post, | Feb 06, 2020

Medicare Advantage Organizations Gain a Competitive Edge for Inclusion in CMMI Hospice Carve-In VBID Model

Written by: Terri Maxwell, Ph.D., APRN, Chief Clinical Officer, Turn-Key Health VBID Hospice Carve-in application process open to Medicare Advantage Organizations (MAOs), with applications due by 11:59 p.m. EST, Monday, March 16, 2020. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Innovation Center (CMMI) recently released a Request for Applications (RFA) to participate in an expansion […]

Blog Post, | Jan 15, 2020

Enhancing the Role of Case Managers to Resolve Social Determinants of Health

When case managers partner with a structured community-based palliative care (CBPC) solution, they gain a set of “eyes and ears” into the homes of members struggling with a serious illness, resulting in better care coordination and better outcomes for members and their families. As care for members with a serious illness increasingly shifts to the […]

Blog Post, | Dec 20, 2019

Winter Weather Forecast: Snow Mixed with Social Isolation

With the onset of harsh winter weather, people living at home with a serious illness often find themselves unable to get out of the house and visit with friends or family. Gray skies and icy conditions mean more than taking it slow on the roads. Very often, bad weather contributes to social isolation, loneliness and […]

Blog Post, | Nov 14, 2019

Key Take-Aways from HLTH 2019 Forecast What Lies Ahead in Healthcare

Amid 6,500 conference participants and 400+ exhibit booths at HLTH 2019 in Las Vegas, we hit the target as the only company in attendance that was singularly committed and focused on palliative care.  Judging from the high level of interest among participants — primarily payers and provider organizations — our specialized community-based palliative care (CBPC) […]

Blog Post, | Oct 10, 2019

Expanding the Definition of Care Coordination for Members with Serious Illness

Addressing clinical and non-clinical issues creates a better patient care experience, promotes improved outcomes and strengthens the medical home. There’s little doubt that care coordination challenges are especially daunting for plan members who are seriously ill, living at home and struggling with multiple issues on a daily basis. While there is no industry consensus on […]

Blog Post, | Sep 16, 2019

Physicians Go the Last Mile to Manage Patients in the Home

How physicians can leverage community resources to improve outcomes and patient experience   Caring for a burgeoning Medicare population – many with a serious or advanced illness – places increased demands on physician practices.  Making this even more complex for physicians is the fact that the center of care is shifting outside the hospital and […]

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