Turn-Key Health, an advanced illness management (AIM) company serving healthcare payers and at-risk providers focusing on senior populations, has adopted the use of a network of palliative care practitioners in Arizona.
Palliative Illness Management (PIM), is a network now spanning 76 percent of Medicare beneficiaries covered by health plans in Maricopa, Pima counties, Arizona, utilizes local resources complemented by predictive analytics to identify individuals earlier in the disease trajectory, and support plan member and family caregiver engagement.
“PIM identifies seniors enrolled in health plans throughout Arizona who have a life-limiting illness and may experience an over-medicalized or inappropriate death,” says Greer Myers, president of Turn-Key Health.
He explains that over-medicalized death includes: chemotherapy for cancer patients within 14 days of death, unplanned hospitalization within 30 days of death, more than one emergency department visit within 30 days of death, hospital admissions within 30 days of death and life-sustaining treatment within 30 days of death.
“Our local community-based palliative care partners are specially trained to conduct personal, in-home patient assessments and help individuals and their caregivers to set personalized goals of care. As a result, plan members avoid inappropriate, costly and often unwanted interventions and care," he added.
“Payers in Arizona are enthusiastic about PIM because it concentrates on quality care and is proven to reduce the overall economic burden for plan members, as well as health plans.”
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