Dr. April Krutka, Cambia Health Solutions Medical Director of Palliative Care, is a Hospice and Palliative Medicine (HPM) physician with payer, provider, analytic, and regulatory experience who completed an HPM fellowship at the University of Kansas. In 2019 she was recognized as a fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine for her dedication to advancing the field of HPM.
Previously as Intermountain Healthcare’s Palliative Care associate medical director, Dr. Krutka led the development of their Palliative Care program from a system level. This included partnering with Cerner to develop their Palliative Care identification algorithm and the home-based Palliative Care service line. In Grand Junction, Colo., she received HopeWest’s Pioneer Spirit Award for Creativity and Passion for building an innovative, full-spectrum palliative care consultation service. In 2014 Dr. Krutka was awarded St. Mary’s Circle of Care Award, when her patient donated to the hospital’s foundation in her honor, citing their marked difference in quality of life. In her current role, Dr. Krutka leads Cambia’s participation in the CMS VBID Hospice Benefit Component pilot. She also transformed Cambia’s Personalized Care Support program operations to increase scale of impact in the health plan’s serious illness population. She has been a practicing Hospice and Palliative Care physician for more than 10 years.