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 […]

Blog Post, | Jul 29, 2019

Invictus: Increasing Patient Choice in Advanced Illness and End-of-Life Care

Author:  Randall Krakauer, MD, FACP, FACR, participates on the Advisory Board for Turn-Key Health When this article was originally published in 2011, it pointed to many of the identical concerns that we have in 2019: in many cases of serious or advanced illness, people are given the choice of where to die too late, or […]

Blog Post, | May 16, 2019

Positive Results and Cost Benefits of a Population Health Community-Based Palliative Care Program

We’re excited to announce the publication of an eight-month pilot study in this prestigious, peer-reviewed Journal of Palliative Medicine. “ Effects of a Population Health Community-Based Palliative Care Program on Cost and Utilization” appears in the April 5, 2019, issue and reports the positive results of Turn-Key’s  Community-Based Palliative Care Program (CBPC) solution delivered to members […]

Blog Post, | May 09, 2019

Managing End-of-Life as its Own Disease State

Don’t miss John Halsey, Vice President, Payer Development, Turn-Key Health when he presents “Engaging a Medicare Population in Managing End of Life Decisions,” at this year’s fourth annual Population Health Payer Innovations for Medicaid, Medicare & Duals, 11:50 a.m. Wednesday, May 15. “We are witnessing the gradual expansion for defining end-of-life to extend beyond the […]

Blog Post, | May 02, 2019

Medical Directors Express High Praise for
Community-based Palliative Care

A growing number of payers are examining or actively deploying community-based palliative care (CBPC). So, it’s not surprising that health plans and other risk bearing entities are beginning to adopt Turn-Key’s Palliative Illness Management (PIM) solution.  What’s more, the CMS directive that palliative care is now a reimbursable benefit under Medicare Advantage plans and the […]

Blog Post, | Mar 13, 2019

Home-Based Palliative Care Programs Follow Needs and Growth of Medicare Advantage Plans

Of the 20 million Americans enrolled in Medicare Advantage (MA) plans, well over one-third can be categorized as “high need” — meaning they have a serious or advanced illness that interferes with their ability to lead independent lives. These individuals are more likely to have limited financial means, low levels of education and social isolation, […]

Blog Post, | Jan 11, 2019

How are Provider Organizations Adopting Specialized Palliative Care to Effectively Manage a Serious or Advanced Illness

Statistics just released in September 2018 from the U.S. Census Bureau sound an alarm for provider organizations that are challenged to take on the dual role of caring for seniors and functioning like health plans and other payers, such as health systems, provider risk-bearing entities, Medicare Advantage plans, Medicaid and dual eligible plans, managed long […]

Blog Post, | Dec 17, 2018

Addressing Social Isolation and Loneliness Through Community-based Palliative Care

Once simply considered social dilemmas, loneliness and isolation are finally getting the attention they deserve from public and private sectors that recognize their impact on individual health and well-being. While people of all age groups can experience this lack of connectivity, it is particularly troublesome for seniors, especially those who are experiencing a serious or […]

Blog Post, | Dec 03, 2018

Creating the Buzz Around Supplemental Benefits

Turn-Key’s expert AHIP Panel initiated some thought-provoking discussion about non-medical supplemental benefits coverage, igniting a reporter from Modern Healthcare who was in the audience to publish a follow-up article. Clearly, when the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) loosened reimbursement limitations on home healthcare and home-based palliative care, these issues became high-profile areas for […]

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