Entries by Acclivity Health

Palliative Care Engagement Platforms Don’t Just Help Patients — They Help Providers

Technology helps with increasing efficiency, defining a patient’s needs, and gathering information before the appointment. Palliative care physicians know that patients often have a number of questions for their doctors during their first appointment: What does my care plan look like now? How do you collaborate with my existing medical team? Can you help me […]

Palliative Care Is Complex, But It Doesn’t Have To Be Confusing

PCforMe simplifies palliative care, empowers patients, and increases satisfaction. Historically, patients researching palliative care for the first time haven’t had the most helpful resources. Educational webpages tend to use medical terms, and often don’t explain the differences between palliative care and hospice. PCforMe’s interactivity seeks to personalize the education to the patient, and make their […]

What Hospices Need to Know About Primary Care First & SIP Program Benefits

Acclivity Health’s educational webinars cover application tips and planning for long-term success. Acclivity Health recently partnered with NHPCO to present a two-part webinar series:Current and Emerging CMS Payment Models: Intersection between Hospice, Palliative and Primary Care. The team at Acclivity has experience with CPC+, ACOs, and other payment models similar to CMS’ forthcoming model, Primary […]

7 Ways Acclivity Can Help Your Hospice Apply For Primary Care First

Setting you up for application acceptance and ongoing success The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Primary Care First (PCF) model is rolling out in 2020, and applications will be available in the coming weeks. The Seriously Ill Population (SIP) model under PCF is designed to improve care for high-need, high-risk patients who currently receive fragmented […]

Why Are People Afraid of Hospice?

Acclivity Health’s Chief Innovation and Advocacy Officer explains why patients and families shouldn’t hesitate to seek hospice care. As seriously ill patients near the end of life, it is often suggested that hospice care become part of their health care plan. Unfortunately, patients often enroll in these services too late to reap the full benefits. […]

The Value of Hospice Care Coordination: 7 Ways Providers Gain From Connected Care Communities

Over half of all hospice referrals today come from hospitals that often wait too long to refer a patient into hospice care. Whether they believe a referral suggests they are abandoning the patient or they anticipate higher profits from an extended stay, too often hospitals prevent patients from receiving hospice care in time to make […]

Connecting End-of-Life Care Through Community: How Connected Care Communities Help Doctors Meet Quality Metrics

Today’s doctors are trained to keep patients alive, but not always to prepare them for death. From developing a care plan to delivering the news to supporting their patients’ medical, emotional and spiritual needs, most doctors are uncomfortable starting the conversations required to develop the most appropriate end-of-life care plans. As Baby Boomers retire and […]