Press Release | April 3, 2017

Turn-Key Health Underscores Value of Community-Based Palliative Care to Accountable Care Organizations and At-risk Provider Organizations

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PHILADELPHIA – April 3, 2017 – Turn-Key Health, a population health management (PHM) company serving payers and their members with advanced illness, points to the role of community-based palliative care in the growing number of ACO and health system settings, a  topic for discussion at the upcoming National Association of ACOs (NAACO) Spring 2017 Conference, April 5-7, 2017, Baltimore, Maryland. Presentation tracks at the event highlight the significance of  this topic:

  • Thursday, April 6, 12 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Palliative Care Futurist: Matching Care to Our Patient’s Needs”
  • Thursday, April 6, 12 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. “Office, Home or Hospital: How to Provide Palliative Care Across the Care Continuum”
John Halsey Turn Key Health

John Halsey
VP, Business Development

“While many health systems and at-risk providers now recognize the importance of palliative care, they lack the specialized resources and infrastructure to successfully integrate a solution within a broader population health framework,” says John Halsey, vice president, Business Development, Turn-Key Health. “Innovative models are now filling this void, providing sophisticated predictive analytics to proactively identify at-risk members who will benefit from this level of care, as well as aggregating local palliative care resources to serve these patients.  ACOs should also expect outcomes reporting and structured care management workflow.”

Turn-Key Health’s Palliative Illness Management model (PIM) deploys local, in-home palliative care teams to engage seniors with advanced illness, with documented results that include:

  • 34 percent overall reduction in healthcare expenditures
  • 32 percent lower hospitalizations
  • 37 percent reduced ICU days
  • 61 percent reduced hospital readmissions
  • 15 percent reduction in Medical Loss Ratio related to earlier and appropriate election of the hospice Medicare benefit
  • 19 percent reduction in Medicare benefit claims per member per month
  • Increased patient/caregiver satisfaction

“This community-based approach is a distinguishing feature that works in combination with our proprietary algorithms and analytics, specialized training and care model support,” says Halsey.  “It’s a model that allows ACOs to demonstrate their value proposition to the payer community.”


About Turn-Key Health
Turn-Key Health, a subsidiary of Enclara Pharmacia, is a population health management company serving payers and their members with advanced illnesses.  Its Palliative Illness Management™ (PIM™) model introduces a new, innovative option to improve care quality, address costs and reduce burdens associated with life-limiting illnesses.

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