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Journal of Palliative Medicine. November 2017

Tracking Patients in Community-Based Palliative Care through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Healthcare Innovation Project

Objective: In 2014, Four Seasons Compassion for Life was awarded a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Healthcare Innovation Award to expand an existing CBPC model into additional counties and to propose a new payment approach. The goal of this article is to evaluate the tracking of point of entry into palliative care and patient transition outcomes in the model.

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Journal of Palliative Medicine. November 2017

Standardization and Scaling of a Community-Based Palliative Care Model

Objective: In 2014, Four Seasons Compassion for Life, a nonprofit hospice and palliative care (PC) organization in Western North Carolina (WNC), was awarded a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Health Care Innovation (CMMI) Award to expand upon their existing innovative model to implement, evaluate, and demonstrate CBPC in the United States. 

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Grandma Downloaded An App

If you're wondering how accepting older patients are to new technology, maybe this testimonial will provide insight.

Simplified Processes Reduces Wait Time In Rural Hospital Emergency Department

This is a great example of the impact of training clinical staff to use LEAN Healthcare techniques to improve patient care and increase revenue.

 

Busting The Palliative Care Loss Leader Myth

by SMARTMD | Apr 28, 2018 | Palliative Care 

Guest post by Mark Hendrix (@nTakthealthcare), Founder and CEO, nTakt Healthcare

The leaders who will shape the future of Palliative Care will be the ones who utilize all tools, technology, and processes to their maximum potential. The time is now for Palliative Care. The game has changed. The myth is busted. Read more to learn how.

© 2018 By nTakt, Inc.