Miami, FL, April 2, 2018—VITAS® Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care, wants hospital medicine specialists to know that solutions capable of delivering value-based, specialized post-acute care to terminally ill and complex patients are already producing measurable results.
VITAS is delivering that message to the Hospital Medicine 2018 (HM18) Conference in Orlando, the largest gathering of hospital medicine specialists in the world. Sponsored by the Society of Hospital Medicine, HM18 will be held April 8-11 at Orlando World Center Marriott.
VITAS clinicians and executives will be on site in the exhibit hall, booth #924, to answer questions and explain how hospice and palliative medicine solutions are addressing and resolving key challenges facing hospital-based physicians.
"Hospital medicine specialists are acutely aware of increasing pressure to boost quality measure scores while also providing specialized, value-based care," says VITAS SVP and National Medical Director Joseph Shega, MD. VITAS offers a value-added, post-acute care solution marked by individualized care plans that align patient wishes, value, goals and expectations. These plans improve patient care while reducing per-beneficiary Medicare spending, avoidable hospital admissions and repeat visits to the emergency department.
"Our expertise in pain management, specialized care redesign across the continuum, medication reconciliation and documentation, interdisciplinary care and caregiver support are critical tools for all hospital medicine specialists," Shega says. "VITAS is eager to share our knowledge with our hospital medicine colleagues at HM18." On average, VITAS cares for nearly 17,000 patients a day, 90% of whom received care at home in 2017.
Attendees are invited to make an appointment onsite with a VITAS medical director or executive to discuss how VITAS positively impacts the challenges of value-based medicine, bundled payments and alternative payment models, quality metrics and risk mitigation.