Turn-Key Health | October 29, 2019

Unlock The Value of Community-Based Palliative Care: Turn-Key Health White Paper Highlights Role of Structure & Process to Close Clinical, Non-Clinical Care Gaps


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PHILADELPHIA – October 29, 2019 – Turn-Key Health an Enclara Healthcare company, serving health plans, provider organizations and their members who experience a serious or advanced illness, announces the release of its newest white paper, “Unlock the Value of Community-Based Palliative Care (CBPC) to Close Clinical and Non-Clinical Care Gaps,” at HLTH, Oct. 27-30, 2019, MGM Grand Convention Center, Las Vegas, booth #521. Payers and providers will gain insights into how clinical and non-clinical issues as well as social determinants of health (SDoH) can result in unplanned care and potentially raise the cost of providing care to members with a serious illness.

“Too often, non-clinical issues and SDoH are overlooked, and something as unexpected as a broken refrigerator for storing insulin or ensuring a fresh food supply creates a gap in care that becomes highly problematic for patients, caregivers, physicians and payers,” says Greer Myers, president, TKH. “This is precisely where nurses and clinical social workers in specialized CBPC provide ongoing support to resolve these types of challenges. Additionally, they effectively increase the reach and frequency of member engagement, streamline care coordination and ensure communication with primary treating physicians.”

Today, there is a significant shift to home-based care, and it is not only difficult to coordinate resources and relevant information for seriously ill patients living at home, but also challenging to improve member engagement and care quality. As payers strive to gain increased insight and visibility into members’ homes to better support the individual and caregiver, a specialized CBPC solution with a structured approach delivers significant value.

The white paper examines key advantages of CBPC and points to the benefits of partnering with an experienced provider that offers a specialized solution, such as TKH’s Palliative Illness Management™ (PIM). PIM is utilizes the central tenets of CBPC and wraps them in structure and process such an approach enables payers to scale programs for larger populations and geographically diverse regions.

“Understanding how to best leverage highly skilled community-based resources to support clinical and non-clinical care coordination within the home represents a significant opportunity to improve the member experience and achieve better outcomes for those burdened by a serious or advanced illness,” says Myers.

About Turn-Key Health 
Turn-Key Health an Enclara Healthcare company serves health plans, provider organizations and their members who are experiencing a serious or advanced illness. Its Palliative Illness Management™ (PIM™) model introduces a new, innovative option to improve care quality, address costs and reduce burdens associated with life-limiting illnesses.