Palliative Care an ‘Important Piece’ of Quality in Oncology Programs

Oncology practices have increasingly collaborated with palliative care providers — or built their own service lines — to better support cancer patients throughout their health care journeys. Cancer patients can benefit from the interdisciplinary support of a palliative care team, but a main barrier to access is that oncology clinicians often lack insight around these […]

Livio Health Chief Clinical Officer: Future Bright for Value-Based Palliative Care

Minnesota-based Livio Health launched in 2015 as a mobile urgent care company and began offering home-based palliative care services about two years ago. The company initially served the Minneapolis metropolitan area but during 2021 expanded to cover the entire state, covering about 1,100 patients. The for-profit company is backed by parent company Stella Health, which […]

Livio Health, Minnesota Oncology Partner on Palliative, Supportive Care

Minneapolis-based Livio Health has launched a partnership with cancer care provider Minnesota Oncology to offer home-based palliative care to Medicare Advantage beneficiaries covered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota. Livio will provide care to Minnesota Oncology patients in their homes through interdisciplinary teams including nurse practitioners, social workers and nursing care coordinators with […]