Daily Message

Mar. 30, 2015: NJHA to Host Advance Care Planning Provider Summit

According to the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, most patients with chronic disease are treated in an episodic, uncoordinated fashion by multiple practitioners. About 32 percent of total Medicare spending is associated with the last two years of life for the chronically ill, and many reports have shown that the majority of patients have not participated in effective advance care planning with their healthcare providers. 

Join NJHA April 22 for, A Call to Action: Advance Care Planning Provider Summit, where attendees will engage in discussion with nationally recognized thought leaders and those experienced in implementing programming that engages the patient, family and practitioner in caring for individuals with advanced illness regardless of the care setting. 

At the conclusion of the program, attendees will be able to:

  • State the difference between proactive and reactive care
  • Describe three components of a successful home-based palliative care program and how it relates to practices at the local level
  • Identify two strategies to provide symptom management for the individual with life limiting illness
  • Describe three ways to engage patients, families and practitioners in early discussions
  • Identify two elements of a payer/provider initiative aimed at improving quality of care for individuals with advanced illness that can be implemented as a local collaborative initiative.

Click here for more information and to register.