Promoting Excellence : Regence Palliative Care Option

Children's Hospital: Regence Palliative Care Option

The document describes an administrative policy developed and used by Regence BlueShield on an ongoing basis as a result of the Pediatric Palliative Care Project. It provides guidelines to health plan case managers in allowing a flexible use of benefits to provide palliative care services to those with life-limiting conditions who might fall in the gap between eligibility for home health care or hospice.

Organizational Tools - Organization Policy

Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center
Pediatric Palliative Care Project
Mail Stop CM - 11
4800 Sand Point Way, N.E.
Seattle, WA 98105

Beth McKinstry
[email protected]

How the grantee used this instrument:
Regence is one of the health plans that have a formal provision for palliative care, resulting from the research project, that provides coverage for palliative care services. Children (with health plan approval) can be referred to a hospice agency that will provide them with palliative care case management, care coordination, medical oversight, and psychosocial support in the home, reimbursed by their health plan.

pediatrics, caregiver information, policies

To use this tool:
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Developed specifically for this project by the project team.

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Posted September 2003

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