LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Health Net, Inc. announces it launched new palliative care programs in California and Oregon. They follow a successful palliative care program Health Net established in Arizona.
Palliative care is specialized medical care for people with serious illness. It focuses on providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain and stress of a serious illness, no matter the diagnosis. Palliative care providers work closely with a patient’s other providers, delivering treatment concurrently with disease-directed therapies.
“We are encouraged by the outcomes we saw from our work with Arizona Palliative Home Care,” said Marvin Gordon M.D., regional medical director for Health Net of California. “Patients in this program experienced improved quality of life, fewer emergency room visits and fewer days in the hospital.”
Health Net’s new palliative care programs are:
- In San Diego County, with Light Bridge Hospice and Palliative Care and Rady Children’s Hospital;
- In Orange County, with Care Choices Hospice and Palliative Care Services;
- In Oregon, with Compass Oncology and Hospice and Palliative Care Partners.
“Palliative care helps to address the challenges that exist when cost meets quality,” said Gordon. “We believe this approach can help improve the way our health system identifies and delivers care that's needed.”
Health Net’s new palliative care programs in California and Oregon launched on January 1, 2015.
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Health Net, Inc. (NYSE: HNT) is a publicly traded managed care organization that delivers managed health care services through health plans and government-sponsored managed care plans. Its mission is to help people be healthy, secure and comfortable. Health Net provides and administers health benefits to approximately 6.0 million individuals across the country through group, individual, Medicare (including the Medicare prescription drug benefit commonly referred to as “Part D”), Medicaid, U.S. Department of Defense, including TRICARE, and Veterans Affairs programs. Health Net also offers behavioral health, substance abuse and employee assistance programs, managed health care products related to prescription drugs, managed health care product coordination for multi-region employers, and administrative services for medical groups and self-funded benefits programs.
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