Hospice in Crisis

Hospice in Crisis

by Joanne Kennen for The Agenda.

“In an isolated rural stretch of Northern California, Dr. Michael Fratkin, founder of a company called Resolution Care, is ‘virtually visiting’ seriously ill patients at home with a phone, a laptop, and free teleconferencing software. Many of Fratkin’s patients have scant family support; in addition to physical illness, some are dealing with poverty, food insecurity, and homelessness. He makes in-person visits, too, as do nurses and community health workers. The care he provides is not hospice, but it’s similar, paid for by Medicaid managed care plans in California and a few big insurers.”

Read the rest of Kennen’s article on Politico’s The Agenda blog.

By | 2017-10-02T15:20:16+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|Commentary, Palliative Care, Telemedicine|0 Comments

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