Barry Kinzbrunner, MD, Discusses Strategies to Reduce Hospital Readmissions and Improve End-of-Life Care

Barry Kinzbrunner, MD, Executive Vice President, Chief Medical Officer, VITAS Corporation, speaks about ways for managed care organizations to reduce hospital readmissions.

Barry Kinzbrunner, MD, Executive Vice President, Chief Medical Officer, VITAS Corporation, speaks about ways for managed care organizations to reduce hospital readmissions with hospice and palliative care services.

“Better utilization of hospice services earlier in the course of illness would be an excellent way of improving end-of-life care and saving costs for the entire system,” says Dr. Kinzbrunner.

This video interview was performed on June 21, 2012, at the America's Health Insurance Plans Institute 2012 in Salt Lake City, UT.