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Welcome to the Center to
Advance Palliative Care

Celebrating 25 years of providing essential tools, training, technical assistance, and connection for all clinicians caring for people with a serious illness.

Looking for resources for people living with serious illness?

Visit GetPalliativeCare.org to learn more about palliative care and where to find it in your area.

Become a CAPC Member

Join a vibrant network of health care professionals at over 1,700 organizations benefiting from CAPC membership

  • Start or strengthen your palliative care program
  • Address gaps in care
  • Train staff of all specialties and disciplines in communication, pain and symptom management, and other key skills
Learn about membership
  • CAPC offers a wide variety of free resources, but members get exclusive access to even more.

  • Clinical and operational online curriculum with FREE continuing education credits for all disciplines, and free MOC credits for physicians

  • Webinars with leading experts in the field, and Virtual Office Hours where you can consult with CAPC faculty

  • Hundreds of ready-to-use tools, tutorials, case studies, and monographs to draw from best practices in palliative care

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Clinical Training

Clinicians from all specialties and disciplines can improve their skills and practice while earning continuing education credits and CAPC Designation status

Online self-study curriculum units:

Communication Skills for Serious Illness Conversations

5 Courses

Communication Skills for Serious Illness Conversations
Symptom Management

5 Courses

Symptom Management
Pain Management

14 Courses

Pain Management
Best Practices in Dementia Care and Caregiver Support

8 Courses

Best Practices in Dementia Care and Caregiver Support
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Tools and Technical Assistance

Access proven resources for new and established palliative care programs

Toolkit with billing and coding best practices for palliative care services delivered in the hospital or the community.
Includes 47 resources:
  • 2024 Medicare Billing Updates
  • The Basics of Palliative Care Billing: Foundational Concepts, E/M Codes, and Telehealth
  • Advance Care Planning (ACP)
  • Dementia Care: Cognitive Assessment and Care Planning
  • Principal Care Management, Chronic Care Management and Complex Chronic Care Management
  • Care Plan Oversight (CPO)
  • Transitional Care Management (TCM)
  • Billing for Palliative Care in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and the Emergency Department (ED)
  • Relative Value Units (RVUs)
Resources for improving team health and tools to help clinicians cope with moral distress, grief, and trauma.
Includes 47 resources:
  • Individual Clinician Resources: If You Have 5-10 Minutes
  • Individual Clinician Resources: If You Have 10-30 Minutes
  • Individual Clinician Resources: If You Have 30-60 Minutes
  • Team Wellness Planning: Cultivate Safety for Your Team
  • Team Wellness Planning: Advocate for Change
  • Literature and Thought Pieces on Emotional PPE
  • Relevant CAPC Events
Tools to help health professionals improve health equity for all people living with serious illness.
Includes 41 resources:
  • Role of Palliative Care in Addressing Health Equity
  • Workshop Series Materials: Key Insights to Implement Equity-focused Models
  • Accessibility and Inclusiveness
  • Addressing Social Determinants of Health
  • Community Assessment: A Health Equity Learning Activity
  • Clinical Resources
See all 47 Toolkits
Learn more about CAPC membership

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