Torrie Fields

Torrie Fields

MPH

Torrie leads the development and implementation of programs and processes at Blue Shield of California that strive to improve quality of life for individuals with serious or life-limiting illness and their families. In addition to her role at Blue Shield of California, Torrie also serves as a consultant to the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) and is the co-director of the CAPC Quality Alignment Hub. Mindful of the bridge between payors, providers, and patients Рheightened by her perspective as a two-time cancer survivor, she has led a variety of successful palliative care initiatives including benefit design, case management, caregiver support, and policy and engagement efforts.  Torrie holds an MPH from Oregon Health and Sciences University, a Certificate in Gerontology from Portland Community College, a BS in sociology from Portland State University, and a BA in communication theory from University of California, San Diego.

5F – Lessons Learned in Developing Payer-Provider Partnerships in Home-Based Palliative Care

Speaker(s): Torrie Fields, MPH Once you have a health plan funding home-based palliative care program, what are the barriers and decisions that need to be made to get to a stable-state program? We brought together an insurance company, medical groups, hospice organizations, patients/caregivers, and a research team to design, implement, and evaluate an evidence-based Home-based […]

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6B – Contracting with Payers for Home-Based Palliative Care

Speaker: Torrie Fields, MPH Medicare and fee-for-service reimbursement is likely insufficient to generate the revenue you need to grow your community-based palliative care program. Through a case example, this session will describe the reason for health plan interest in providing palliative care and the different types of programs they are offering. ¬†Learn techniques for leveraging […]

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