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Webinar for Healthcare Professionals: Managing a Dual Eligible Population

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Managing Dual-Eligible patients, who utilize more healthcare services than those on Medicare alone, is an important goal of healthcare providers. Appropriate use of hospice and palliative care services improves the quality and cost of healthcare for Dual-Eligible patients who are nearing the end of life.

Attendees of this webinar will learn to:

  • Describe the typical features of a Dual-Eligible patient
  • Comprehend the challenges providers face in integrating care for Dual-Eligible patients
  • Articulate how hospice care can have a significant impact for Dual-Eligible patients
  • Develop an understanding of when end-of-life care may be appropriate for PVS patients
  • Delineate how palliative care services can improve the care of Dual-Eligible patients
  • Explain the cost savings associated with the use of hospice and palliative care in treating Dual-Eligible patients

For more continuing education information regarding this webinar, click here.

Thank you for attending this webinar held on November 14, 2017

This course is approved for one continuing education credit hour for Registered Nurses and Social Workers as well as approval for Certified Case Managers. Attendance for the entire class as well as completion of a brief online survey is required; certifications are forwarded after completion.
Featured VITAS expert:
B David Blake MD | VITAS Healthcare | Atlanta GA  
B. David Blake, MD, DABFM
Associate Medical Director
VITAS Healthcare

As an associate medical director for VITAS, Dr. David Blake oversees the medical care and treatment of VITAS patients in their homes, nursing homes and assisted living communities in Atlanta, Georgia. He also consults with patients’ attending physicians, supervises VITAS team physicians, guides staff and volunteers, and serves as a resource to practicing physicians and other healthcare professionals on the benefits of hospice and palliative care for patients and families.

Dr. Blake joined VITAS in 2009 as a certifying physician for hospice admissions. He was named associate medical director for VITAS in 2011, where he also serves as physician on a home-care team while continuing to be certifying physician.

He has a private practice in Lithia Springs, is medical director at Family First Healthcare and serves as ring physician for the Georgia State Boxing Commission.