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 […]

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, […]

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