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Building the Future of Home-Based Palliative Care

Thursday, September 19, 2013
1:30—2:30 PM ET

Featured Presenters

David Casarett MD, MA
Associate Professor of Medicine
Chief Medical Officer
Penn-Wissahickon Hospice
University of Pennsylvania

About the Presentation

Patients and their families have substantial needs for home-based palliative care, long before hospice is an appropriate option. And although the Medicare hospice benefit has made high-quality care available to millions of patients, its impact has been limited by restrictive eligibility criteria. This presentation describes a line of research and innovation that has led to the development of a home-based palliative care program that received a 2012 CMS Innovation grant. CLAIM™ (Comprehensive Longitudinal Advanced Illness Management) is a program built on consumer input, utilizing techniques of preference assessment that provides an additional layer of support to skilled home-based care.

Join Us!

What You'll Learn

  • Which home-based palliative care services are most valuable to patients and families
  • How additional palliative care services can be layered onto skilled home-based care
  • How the costs of additional services can be justified through reductions in acute care utilization

Who Should Attend?

Physicians, nurses, social workers, hospital administrators, chaplains and others involved in starting or expanding a home-based palliative care program.

Call Details

  • $99 per phone line with Audio-Conference Recording Audio File (MP3) download
  • Payment is online by credit card only
  • PowerPoint presentations accompany each audio conference
  • You will have the opportunity to participate in a live Q&A session with the presenters
  • Continue the discussion following the audio conference and post your questions and comments on CAPCconnect™ Forum in the “Palliative Care Outpatient Services” topic!
  • We encourage you to invite your colleagues to listen with you

Any questions? Contact Margaret Schutz at (212) 201-2671 or