National Action Conference: Policies and Payment Systems to Improve End-of-Life Care

When: March 20, 2015 (9:00 AM Eastern)
Where: National Academy of Sciences Building (Auditorium) • 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20418

Topics Aging, Health Care Workforce, Health Services, Coverage, and Access, Public Health, Quality and Patient Safety
Activity: Committee on Approaching Death: Addressing Key End of Life Issues
Board: HMD Executive Office

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On March 20, 2015, the IOM convened health leaders, policy makers, and other stakeholders to discuss how the recommendations from the IOM report Dying in America: Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences Near the End of Life could be implemented and what barriers exist that might prevent them from becoming a reality.  The conference featured panels on national policy issues, including

  • Opportunities and challenges for health care systems, providers, insurers, hospice and palliative care organizations, patient groups, and quality standards organizations
  • The integration of financing for medical and social services near the end of life
  • Improvements to public and private payment systems to facilitate high-quality care

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Call for Statements of Commitment
One of the goals of the IOM’s National Action Conference was to provide an opportunity for organizations to discuss and share plans of action related to recommendations in the Dying in America report. If your organization has already undertaken or is committed to action in one of the recommendation areas, we invite you to submit a statement describing your commitment to improving end-of-life care. These statements may be made available to the public. For complete submission guidelines and to submit a statement, click here.

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