As part of Optum, we are committed to making health care work better for everyone, especially individuals and families facing advanced illness. We believe that begins with thoughtful collaboration with our patient's attending physician, specialists and extended care team. We believe that when we collaborate early, we can address your patients' needs and calm their anxieties. Together, we can continue to advance patient care, especially during advanced and terminal illness.
To learn more about how Optum works with you to advance patient care, visit these pages:
- Make a referral: Read about the clinical eligibility guidelines for hospice and triggers for palliative care.
- Integrated and informed care: Gain an understanding of our approach to care and the clinical outcomes that we see.
- Continuing education: Through an educational grant, we are able to provide CME/CE continuing education activities focused on hospice and palliative care at no cost to the medical community.
- Clinical resources: From Optum brochures and tools to third-party articles, explore recent information about advance care planning, palliative care and end of life care.
To make a patient referral to Optum services or to talk to a hospice physician, contact your local Optum Palliative and Hospice Care or call 877-765-4445.