How California Is Changing Palliative Care

How California Is Changing Palliative Care

by Beth Baker at Next Avenue on November 27, 2018: [California’s] Medicaid program takes a novel approach for some with life-threatening diseases.

“In January, California became the first state to mandate home-based palliative care (care given to improve quality of life for patients with life-threatening diseases) to those in its Medicaid program. In California, that program is called Medi-Cal. …

… The most important thing though, says Fratkin, is not the savings. ‘What we care about is self-reported improvement in quality of life, in well-being, even the possibility of healing, and less drama and insecurity as people move to their death. Those are the kinds of things that get us up in the morning.’ ”

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By |2018-11-28T09:26:18+00:00November 27th, 2018|Palliative Care, Telemedicine|0 Comments

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