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.
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