SB 1004 Implementation Technical Assistance Series — Estimating Volume and Baseline Costs

Learn approaches to estimating the number of people who would be eligible for palliative care services under SB 1004, and for understanding their baseline health care use patterns.

July 2017

Why This Is Important

Generating an estimate of the number of eligible members is an important piece of palliative care service implementation planning. Understanding how eligible members are currently utilizing health care resources can assist in estimating and (eventually) assessing program impact and in targeting outreach/educational efforts.

Objectives

  • Explore strategies for estimating the number of patients/members who would qualify for SB 1004
  • Review a method for understanding baseline utilization patterns in the final year of life among eligible patients/members
  • Consider how other groups have approached the task of estimating the number of people appropriate for palliative care and baseline utilization patterns
  • Identify local data sources and individuals within your organization who would do this work

Presenter: Kathleen Kerr, Kerr Healthcare Analytics