WHITE PAPERS | August 12, 2020

Implementing an ACP Program: Reduce Costs Without Compromising Care

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In our White Paper, Implementing an ACP Program that Reduces Costs Without Compromising Care, we discuss the importance of a comprehensive advance care planning (ACP) solution, how it can contribute to a more sustainable care system, how to implement an ACP program, and how ACP Decisions can help in this process.

But first – what is ACP?

According to a Kaiser Health Tracking Poll in 2015, 89% of the public favored doctor-patient discussions of end-of-life care issues. However, this same poll indicated that only 17% of people reported ever discussing end-of-life care with their doctor. ACP is a decision-making process that aims to address this disparity.

ACP supports people at any age or stage of health in receiving medical care that is aligned with their values, goals and priorities. Unlike advance directives, which may not account for a patient’s evolving decisions or wishes over time, ACP is intended to be an ongoing person-centered, family-oriented, and documented conversation.

Click here to download the White Paper.

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