The Time is Right for a Community-Based Palliative Care Benefit

Stakeholders in the hospice space and beyond have recognized the need for community-based palliative care, delivered in the home, and the time has come for the federal government to do the same. Efforts have been underway among health care providers, state governments, advocacy groups and payers, among others, to make community based palliative care more […]

Palliative Care for Heart Failure Patients Reduces Readmissions

Palliative care can be valuable for heart failure patients and may lower the risk of hospital readmissions, according to a recent report from the American Heart Association (AHA). With circulatory/heart conditions among the most common diagnoses for hospice patients, providers could benefit from incorporating palliative care into their service lines. The AHA report stated that […]

CareCentrix Acquires Turn-Key Health

Post-acute company CareCentrix, headquartered in Hartford, Conn., has closed the acquisition of community-based palliative care provider Turn-Key Health for an undisclosed sum. The transaction has it roots in a partnership the two companies pursued early in the second quarter of 2019, when they began to integrate their respective care management and predictive analytic platforms to […]

Palliative Care Well-Poised to Address Social Determinants of Health

Non-medical needs related to social determinants of health have a significant impact on the trajectory of patients medical care. Community-based palliative care delivered in the home can help patients address these needs, avoiding costly and unnecessary hospitalizations and emergency department visits, according to a recent paper from Turn Key Health. Social determinants of health include […]

Predictive Analytics Can Help Hospices Reach Patients Sooner

Predictive analytics systems are gaining ground in the hospice and palliative care fields as a means to identify patients in need of service earlier in the course of their illness. Providers and payers are increasingly using these systems to build their census and ensure that patients and families receive the right care at the right […]

Community Hospice, Turn-Key Health Partner on Palliative Care

Forth Worth, Tex.-based Community Hospice of Texas and Providence Hospice is collaborating with technology firm Turn-Key Health, a subsidiary of Enclara Healthcare, to form a new community-based palliative care program to serve members of Medicare Advantage plans. Through the partnership, Community Hospice is leveraging Turn-Key’s Palliative Illness Management (PIM) application, which uses predictive analytics to […]

CareCentrix, Turn-Key Partner to Expand Palliative Care

CareCentrix and Turn-Key Health are integrating their respective care management and predictive analytic platforms to help identify seriously ill patients in need of community-based palliative care. The companies are integrating the CareCentrix HomeBridge platform with Turn-Key’s Palliative Illness Management (PIM) application. The combined system will bring 200 million discharge records from the HomeBridge program into […]