Posts Tagged ‘advance directive’

End-of-Life Care: Infographic

June 3rd, 2015 by Melanie Matthews

Only 27% of Americans report having talked with their families about end-of-life care, according to a new infographic by Vitas Healthcare.

The infographic examines the need for a living will and a medical power of attorney and the communication needs about these documents.

Case Management for Advanced Illness: Best Practices in End-of-Life CarePoor prognoses, the loss of functional capabilities, and the need for advanced care planning are just some of the emotionally charged challenges of caring for individuals with advanced illness.

Case Management for Advanced Illness: Best Practices in End-of-Life Care examines Aetna’s Compassionate Care program, a case management approach for this population. The payor’s initiative breaks down barriers commonly encountered in this highly sensitive stage of the health continuum while positively impacting both healthcare utilization and spend.

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Infographic: 3 Steps to Engage Patients in Advance Care Planning

May 15th, 2015 by Melanie Matthews

Advance care planning is extremely personal and very complex, leaving many patients to either opt out of making decisions at all or too uncomfortable to discuss them with their provider, according to Emmi Solutions.

A new by Emmi Solutions provides strategies for providers to engage patients in advance care planning.

Case Management for Advanced Illness: Best Practices in End-of-Life Care In its September 2014 report, “Dying in America: Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences Near the End of Life,” the Institute of Medicine recommends the development of measurable, actionable, and evidence-based quality standards for clinician-patient communication and advance care planning to reflect the evolving population and health system needs. Poor prognoses, the loss of functional capabilities, and the need for advanced care planning are just some of the emotionally charged challenges of caring for individuals with advanced illness.

Case Management for Advanced Illness: Best Practices in End-of-Life Care examines Aetna’s Compassionate Care program, a case management approach for this population. The payor’s initiative breaks down barriers commonly encountered in this highly sensitive stage of the health continuum while positively impacting both healthcare utilization and spend.

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