December 16, 2016: Care for advanced illness, when chronic conditions move into the last stage, is fragmented, uncoordinated, challenging for patients and families and costly for them and society. Healthcare reform’s triple aim of improving population health, quality of care, and reducing cost is fostering new clinical and payment models for advanced illness. This presentation will focus on these new models and on how policies that promote value-based payment systems can improve care and cost for those with advanced illness.

Dr. Grant is the Director of Policy and Professional Engagement at the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (CTAC), a palliative care nurse practitioner at the University of Maryland Medical Center, and an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing.  She has a Bachelors and Masters degree in nursing from the Johns Hopkins University and a Doctorate in Nursing Practice from the University of Maryland.