Financial and Strategic Planning Tools
These tools include Excel templates, and sample business plans to help you plan for a new palliative care program, or to plan for growth of an existing program.
Programs in Early Development
CAPC's Impact Calculator
CAPC's Impact Calculator can help you estimate how a palliative care program can provide financial savings for your institution. You can use the information generated by the calculator to build administrative support for your program.
Cost Avoidance Example
An example of the method to determine cost avoidance realized by an existing palliative care consultation service.
Cost Avoidance Calculator
A snapshot of potential consultation volume and hospital cost avoidance for the first 5 years of service operation. The only input number required is the number of staffed, not licensed, hospital beds. This number excludes OB, Psychiatry and Rehab.
Medicare Billing Worksheet
A worksheet for entering data to estimate expected billings from a palliative care consultation service. Enter only the expected number of consultations which can be obtained from the Cost Avoidance Calculator.
Program Budget Worksheet
A complete template to enter information for a Palliative Care program budget. Anticipated staff salaries, other expenses, expected program income from billing and other sources, and estimated cost avoidance are necessary for this operation.
Staff Salary Worksheet
A template to calculate staff salaries for the first four years of program operation. Use the salary figures included on the worksheet or enter local salary norms for the various clinical and administrative positions, and the percent FTE required for each position.
Strategic Planning Worksheet
The next step in strategic planning is to complete a priority list of program goals for the coming year(s). This worksheet provides a blank template to complete.
Strategic Analysis Worksheet
A strategic program and environmental analysis is the first step in planning for program growth and sustainability. This worksheet contains templates to guide you through three key steps in completing the Strategic Analysis.
Strategic Planning Action Plans
The last step of Strategic planning is to complete detailed Action Plans. This worksheet contains three blank Action Plans.
Sample Business Plans
Waitemata Palliative Care Strategy/Service Development Plan
Waitemata NZ Business Plan