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VITAS Healthcare Can Help Your Health Plan

VITAS Healthcare helps your health plan mitigate financial risk and improves outcomes and value. The right care, at the right time, at the right place: VITAS is a bridge between the acute care setting and home, creating instant capacity to see the palliative care needs of the most fragile patients. 

What VITAS can do

For your health plan:

  • Reduced medication spend:
    • Once a Medicare Advantage patient elects hospice, care related to the terminal diagnosis is paid directly by CMS
    • VITAS supplies and manages all medication related to the terminal diagnosis
  • Personalized care plans that improve patients’ quality of life, resulting in higher CAHPS® scores and meeting multiple HEDIS® benchmarks
  • Reduced:
    • 911 calls and ED utilization
    • Hospital readmissions
    • Critical care unit utilization
    • Length of stay (LOS)
    • In-hospital morbidity and mortality
  • Overall bed-day reductions

For your health plan members:

  • Expert medical care, pain and symptom management, and emotional and spiritual support
  • In-home hospice care, whether home is a private residence, nursing home or assisted living community
  • Admissions staff and IDG are available 24/7/365, including evenings, weekends and holidays
  • An average of five-plus visits per patient per week by VITAS’ interdisciplinary hospice team
  • 24-hour access to VITAS staff via our virtual care centers
  • Shifts of continuous care in the patient’s home, when medically appropriate, until symptoms are under control
  • All home medical equipment, medications and supplies that pertain to the terminal illness
  • Emotional and spiritual support for the patient and family
  • Bereavement support for the family by VITAS staff for up to 13 months following the patient’s death

We offer our managed care partners:

  • Highest quality hospice care for your patients
  • Customized reporting
  • Interoperability for patient information sharing
  • Centralized billing/contract administration
  • Comprehensive, free, professional continuing education