Going Beyond the Medicare Hospice Benefit

Delivering on the triple aim in healthcare through provision of palliative care is focus of annual Executive Business Summit.

 (Alexandria, Va) – Helping hospice and palliative care executives strategically plan for the future through community-based palliative care resources and services is the theme of the second annual Executive Business Summit hosted by Enclara Pharmacia and Turn-Key Health in partnership with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.

The summit, “Positioning for the Future,” will feature an interactive panel discussion exclusively designed for hospice and palliative care leaders to explore evolving trends in healthcare policy, payment models, and collaboration between payers, health systems, and care providers.

The summit will be held Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 5:00pm to 6:30pm, the evening before the official opening of NHPCO’s annual Management and Leadership Conference (MLC) at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, MD.

Attendees will discover innovative ways to leverage existing palliative resources and staff to help foster organizational growth and build successful hospice and palliative care partnerships with payers and health systems.

“This summit will allow attendees to learn the value proposition of hospice and palliative care provision as it relates to cost and quality within the post-acute environment,” said Andy Horowitz, CEO of Enclara Pharmacia. “Ultimately, our goal in hosting the summit, is to better equip hospice and palliative care providers to improve patient care and control costs in patient populations with advanced illnesses.”

“It’s important that leaders in our field understand how health systems, ACOs, and Medicare Advantage plans view hospice and palliative care within the healthcare continuum and the distinguished panel will help attendees understand this,” added J. Donald Schumacher, NHPCO president and CEO.

Nancy-Ann DeParle, founding partner of Consonance Capital Partners, and former deputy chief of staff for policy and director of the White House Office of Health Reform will serve as panel moderator.

Panel members are: Jennifer Brokaw, MD, emergency physician and health care entrepreneur; J. Brian Cassel, PhD, palliative care research director, VCU School of Medicine; Torrie Fields, MPH, senior manager of advanced illness, Blue Shield of California; and Bruce Smith, MD, FACP, executive medical director, Cambia Palliative Care Services and Regence BlueShield.

This special event is offered free-of-charge to participants attending NHPCO’s annual conference. The summit will be followed by a cocktail reception hosted by Enclara Pharmacia, Turn-Key Health, and NHPCO.

Space for the Executive Business Summit is limited and registration for summit in addition to registration for the MLC is necessary. Potential attendees with questions can call NHPCO at 1-800-646-6460.

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Media Contacts:

Anita Brikman, NHPCO, 703-837-3154

Anthony Dameika, Enclara Pharmacia, 267-514-6564

About Enclara Pharmacia

Enclara Pharmacia is a national full service mail order and PBM supplier of medications and clinical services developed specifically for the hospice and palliative care industry. Enclara services over 500 customers and 85,000 patients in 48 states, helping to reduce pharmacy costs through a clinically driven model that enables home delivery of pharmaceuticals, as well as access to a network of over 65,000 retail pharmacies, including our own automated fulfillment pharmacies, and institutional pharmacies. For more information, visit www.enclarapharmacia.com.

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