Date of latest update
Fort Worth and 14 suburban cities in north Texas
For More Information Contact
Matt Zavadsky,director of Healthcare & Community Integration (MZavadsky@medstar911.org)
Patients/families at risk for voluntary disenrollment in hospice. A total of 142 patients have been enrolled to date.
Many patients/families call 911 at the last moment in panic for a hospice patient. This often results in an ambulance trip to the ED and potential disenrollment in hospice.
• Improve the patient’s experience of care, including outcome
• Improve population health
• Reduce the cost of care
• Help the patient transition to desired state in the safety and security of home, without an unnecessary ED trip or revocation of hospice status
The hospice agency medical director (delegated by the EMS medical director); in absence of this, the EMS medical director.
VITAS Innovative Hospice
Specially trained mobile healthcare practitioners and critical care paramedics; RN for case management
Per enrolled patient/per month fee
Plans for Sustainability
F ee for enrollment (per enrolled patient/per month referring sources)
Approximately 92 percent reduction of hospice revocation/voluntary disenrollment of enrolled patients