Palliative care model meets goals of health care reform

October 2011
Hospice Management Advisor;Oct2011, Vol. 16 Issue 10, p116
The article discusses that palliative care programs can help hospitals comply with the accountable care principles integrated into the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Included are comments from palliative care experts, Diane E. Meier and R. Sean Morrison, who state that palliative care helps improve the quality of care and reduce costs. Also discussed are the barriers to the integration of palliative care programs in accountable care organizations (ACOs) and hospitals.


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