Palliative Care’s Value-Based Future

Many believe that the fee-for-service model does not sufficiently support a robust palliative care program, meaning that providers must turn to value-based systems for sustainable reimbursement. But primarily, Medicare still reimburses for palliative care through fee-for-service payment programs that cover physician and licensed independent practitioner services. That model does not sufficiently cover the full range of interdisciplinary care, Dr. Julia Friedman, palliative care medical director at Thyme Care, said at the Home Health Care News Cap+Strat Conference.

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