Case Managers, Discharge Planners, Care Coordinators and Nurse Navigators

As a specialized post-acute partner that serves as an appropriate secondary site of care, VITAS provides expertise that delivers superior, coordinated end-of-life care. 

Working with VITAS can:

  • Impact quality thresholds, including advance care planning and hospital readmission reduction metrics
  • Decrease Medicare per beneficiary episode spending for hospice-eligible patients
  • Reduce total cost of acute care for high-need, high-cost patient populations that require complex and multi-faceted care
  • Mitigate the risk of readmission through comprehensive services and high-acuity care
  • Initiate goals of care/advance care planning discussions
  • Titrate care to the patient’s current level of need
  • Reduce in-house mortality
  • Alleviate boarding and bed cycle challenges
  • Decrease overall bed days
  • Reduce unnecessary emergency department visits and re-hospitalizations
  • Help determine a realistic and effective plan of care
  • Improve patient/family scores 
  • Improve communication among patient, family, hospitalist, case manager, case reviewer, primary care physician and health plan provider, especially around goals of care and advance directives

VITAS is proud to offer monthly complimentary, CCMC-accredited, continuing education presentations that inform and update case managers about hospice care for terminally ill patients.

Is your patient ready for hospice?