‘Pre-Acute’ Palliative Care Offers Medicare Advantage Opportunity for Home Health Providers
Publication: Home Health Care News
Article: ‘Pre-Acute’ Palliative Care Offers Medicare Advantage Opportunity for Home Health Providers
Featuring: Andrew Donlan and Terri Maxwell, Ph.D., APRN
The benefits of palliative care have been highlighted in a major way during the COVID-19 crisis.
Agencies that are able to safely manage chronically ill patients in the home are more valuable than ever. As that sort of care becomes more visible, and, in turn, easier to collect payment for, it has the potential to become another business line for home health care providers.
“We’re making sure that patients understand their medications and are just, in general, taking care of their illness,” Terri Maxwell, the chief clinical officer for Turn-Key Health, told Home Health Care News. “Because what we were really worried about were the sort of long-term consequences of people not accessing their primary care.”