Guiding seniors through EOL processes

April 2011
Patient Education Management;Apr2011, Vol. 18 Issue 4, p46
Academic Journal
The article discusses BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee's Medicare Advantage plan, a Chattanooga-based end-of-life (EOL) planning program, in which seniors are guided through EOL process by case managers (CMs) who empower the members with the education, resources, and assistance related to the kind of care they require during end of life.


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