Press Release


Hospice and palliative medicine innovator expands access to services for Partnership HealthPlan of California members

EUREKA, CA – JULY 13, 2015 –ResolutionCare, an innovator in providing hospice and palliative care medicine (HPM) services today announced the launch of a pilot program to provide access to comprehensive home-based palliative care for members of Partnership HealthPlan of California (PHC). PHC is a non-profit, community based health care organization that contracts with the State to administer Medi-Cal benefits through local care providers to ensure Medi-Cal recipients have access to high-quality, comprehensive and cost-effective healthcare. The organization has more than 530,000 members in 14 counties throughout Northern California.

“ResolutionCare is leading the way in creating new care delivery models that are better aligned with where our drastically changing healthcare system is going,” said Michael D. Fratkin, MD, Founder/Director. “This important pilot program with PHC allows us to bring capable, compassionate palliative care to more people in their homes by combining in-person visits from a highly experienced clinical team with the latest in telemedicine technologies to stay connected with those under our care in between live visits.”

The six-month pilot program with PHC will enable ResolutionCare to provide HPM services to at least 55 PHC members throughout the 14 counties in its coverage area. At the end of the six-month pilot phase, the program may be extended to include more of the 530,000 PHC members who need palliative care services.

“Programs like this one with ResolutionCare enable the Partnership HealthPlan of California to expand access to much needed medical care for our members and evaluate high quality healthcare services providers,” said Dr. Robert Moore, Chief Medical Officer of PHC. “We look forward to a successful pilot program, and we hope we are able to expand our partnership with ResolutionCare beyond the six-month pilot phase,” he added.

About ResolutionCare

Founded in 2014, ResolutionCare is a pioneer and leader in community based palliative care using telemedicine and telementoring to bring capable and compassionate care to everyone everywhere as life approaches completion. A tandem organization, ResolutionCare FUND, an educational, not-for-profit, fiscally sponsored project of Community Initiatives and ResolutionCare Professional Corporation, ResolutionCare is dedicated to providing and teaching the highest quality of palliative care and harnessing the opportunities provided by cloud-based videoconferencing technology to care for people with serious illnesses entirely in their home. Team based and person-centered, ResolutionCare supports quality of life, empowered decision making, and self determination for people navigating life’s greatest challenge. The company is headquartered in Eureka, California.

About Partnership HealthPlan of California

Partnership HealthPlan of California (PHC) is a non-profit community based health care organization that contracts with the State to administer Medi-Cal benefits through local care providers to ensure Medi-Cal recipients have access to high-quality comprehensive cost-effective health care. PHC provides quality health care to over 530,000 members. Beginning in Solano County in 1994, PHC now provides services to 14 Northern California counties – Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Marin, Mendocino, Modoc, Napa, Shasta, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Trinity and Yolo.

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