Virtual Conference • July 22-23, 2020
Home Based Palliative Care: Old and New Opportunities in the Rapidly Changing Medical Space
Includes a Live Event on 07/22/2020 at 4:15 PM (EDT)
This presentation will review Hospice Buffalo’s 13 year experience with its home based Palliative Care program, Home Connections, in partnership with three local commercial insurance providers. The clinical and financial value of the program was demonstrated to the payers early and drove rapid program expansion. Home Connections now serves adult and pediatric patients, and recently expanded to include new partnerships with additional payers, ACOs, large practice groups and hospital systems. This session will review program structure, lessons learned, opportunities for marketing and outreach as well as new opportunities fueled by the pandemic, including telemedicine.
Christopher Kerr, MD
Chief Medical Officer & Chief Executive Officer, The Center for Hospice and Palliative Care
Christopher Kerr is the Chief Medical Officer and Chief Executive Officer for The Center for Hospice and Palliative Care in Buffalo, New York. Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Chris earned his MD as well as a PhD in Neurobiology. Outside of direct patient care, Chris’ focus is in the area of patient advocacy. His passion is palliative care and a belief that such care should be throughout the continuum of illness. Under Dr. Kerr’s medical leadership, Hospice Buffalo now serves 1,000 patients a day, half of whom receive services prior to hospice.