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Welcome to the Center to
Advance Palliative Care

We provide 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 points 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:

Available to non-members
An In-Depth Look At Palliative Care And Its Services

Defining palliative care, which patients need it, how it is delivered, and how palliative care differs from hospice.

Symptom Management

5 Courses

Symptom Management
RECEIVE CAPC DESIGNATION
Complete all courses in the curriculum to receive CAPC Designation
5 COURSES
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Communication Skills

5 Courses

Communication Skills
RECEIVE CAPC DESIGNATION
Complete all courses in the curriculum to receive CAPC Designation
5 COURSES
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Tools and Technical Assistance

Access proven resources for new and established programs

Toolkit with billing and coding best practices for palliative care services delivered in the hospital or the community.
Includes 70 resources:
  • Recent Medicare Billing Updates
  • Foundational Principles of Palliative Care Billing
  • Evaluation and Management (E/M)
  • Prolonged Services
  • 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)
  • Long-Term Care
  • Relative Value Units (RVUs)
Tools to help health professionals improve health equity for all people living with serious illness.
Includes 20 resources:
  • Role of Palliative Care in Addressing Health Equity
  • Accessibility and Inclusiveness
  • Addressing Social Determinants of Health
  • Clinical Resources
A self-directed learning activity providing foundational concepts for building, growing, or redesigning palliative care programs in home, office, or long-term care settings.
Includes 24 resources:
  • Download the Learner’s Guide
  • Access the Worksheets
  • Take the Courses
  • Complete the Evaluation
See all 41 Toolkits
Learn more about CAPC membership