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- In 2016 ASCO recommended that patients with advanced cancer receive dedicated palliative care (PC) services1. Early PC involvement is associated with lower spending, fewer 30-day readmission rates, decreased chemotherapy administration at the end of life (EOL) and increased hospice referrals2.
- Many patients are not referred and continue to receive chemotherapy and utilize high-acuity services near the EOL.
- The Oncology Care Model (OCM) is a CMS episode-based alternative payment model promoting high-value care.
- We evaluated the effect of PC visits on EOL outcomes including code status (CS) and spending in the last 30 days of life.
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Medicine and Health Sciences | Oncology | Palliative Care
Greidinger, MD, Alison; Vershvovsky, MD, Maria; Lapinsky, MD, Evan; Rhoades, MD, Alison; Leader, DrPH, Amy; Maio, PharmD, Vittorio; Minetola, Jared; Walsh, MS, MBA, Karen; Csik, MPH, CPPS, Valerie; and Rhoades, MD, Ruben, "Impact of Palliative Care Consultation on End of Life Care Measures: A Retrospective Analysis of Patients in the Oncology Care Model" (2019). Department of Medical Oncology Posters. 10.