Health, an Advanced Illness Management (AIM) company serving health
plans and at-risk provider organizations focusing on the senior
population, announces the release of its white paper “Over-Medicalized
Care at the End-of-Life in the United States: Addressing the Economic
and Social Consequences.” The paper highlights the benefits of Palliative
Illness Management™ – PIM™, a solution designed for healthcare
payers and at-risk provider organizations serving seniors, and examines
the overall economic burdens of advanced illness at the end-of-life,
including important demographics, trends and economic factors.
“To help tackle the impact of a senior population projected to grow by
135 percent by 2050, PIM™ deploys community-based palliative care teams
complemented by predictive analytics, and identifies individuals earlier
in the disease trajectory to support patient and family caregiver
engagement,” says Greer Myers, president, Turn-Key Health. “For
payer-driven population health programs, this approach has a positive,
significant impact on the overall economic healthcare burden, mitigating
patient and caregiver financial consequences and improving
Myers adds that seniors with life-limiting illnesses often suffer
through unnecessary, even harmful treatments despite overriding expert
opinion that, at some point, more disease treatment does not equal
better care. Nevertheless, 40+ percent of these households face medical
bills that exceed their financial assets.
PIM™ is a specialized approach that relies upon an interdisciplinary,
medically directed team of healthcare professionals, including a
physician, nurses practicing at the top of their license, home health
aides, social workers, spiritual support and volunteers executing on a
strategy that is holistic, data-driven and evidence-based.
Myers concludes, “In conjunction with the treating physician, the nurse
and social worker-led palliative care team establishes goals of care and
develops care plans. This approach helps to support decision-making,
measure and demonstrate the value of care to the patient, and enhance
reporting to the healthcare system and payer.”
About Turn-Key Health
Health, a subsidiary of Enclara
Healthcare, is an Advanced Illness Management (AIM) company for
healthcare payers and at-risk provider organizations serving seniors.
Illness Management™ (PIM™) model introduces a new option to improve
care quality, address costs and reduce burdens associated with
life-limiting illnesses. Visit http://www.turn-keyhealth.com.
201-641-1911, ext. 18