Promoting Excellence : New End-of-Life Benefits Models in Blue Cross & Blue Shield Plans : Acknowledgements

With appreciation to the Promoting Excellence in End-of-Life Care National Program Office for organizing the conference where these projects were presented, June 2001.

To Chuck Butler, Vice President, Government & Public Relations, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana, for his guidance in planning the meeting and chairing its sessions.

To Dan Tobin, MD, Co-Director, Section of Palliative Care, VA Healthcare Network, Upstate New York at Albany, and Ira Byock, MD, Director, Promoting Excellence in End-of- Life Care, for separately having the idea for such a conclave that, when they combined forces, came together in such a productive way.

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Promoting Excellence in End of-Life Care is a National Program Office of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation dedicated to long-term changes in health care institutions to substantially improve care for dying persons and their families. Visit PromotingExcellence.org for more resources.

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