Promoting Excellence : Regence Palliative Care Option

Name:
Children's Hospital: Regence Palliative Care Option

Definition:
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.

Category:
Organizational Tools - Organization Policy

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

Contact:
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.

Keywords:
pediatrics, caregiver information, policies

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

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Posted September 2003

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