How Main Line Health, Delaware Valley ACO Used Palliative Care to Cut Hospitalizations by 50%

The Delaware Valley Accountable Care Organization (ACO) has leveraged a comprehensive, community-based palliative care program developed by its partner Main Line Health to reduce costs of care by $9,000 per eligible patient.

Among Delaware Valley’s palliative care recipients, hospital admissions were 50% lower and emergency department visits fell by 35%, generating about $9,000 in savings per patient during the last 90 days of life, according to Beth Souder, the ACO’s vice president of clinical operations.

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