Press Releases

CAPC Statement: CMS Final Rule Highlights Importance of the Patient-Clinician Relationship

NEW YORK, NY (November 4, 2015)—Late last week, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a Final Rule under which it will reimburse clinicians who conduct advance care ...

Best and Worst States Providing Access to Palliative Care

2015 State-by-State Report Card shows improvement, but persistent gaps in access for the seriously ill remain WASHINGTON, DC (October 1, 2015)—America’s Care of Serious Illness: 2015 State-by-State Report Card on ...

Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) Announces Four New Palliative Care Leadership Centers™ (PCLC)

Will Focus on Home, Long Term Care and Office Settings NEW YORK, NY (September 24, 2015)—The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) announced today the creation of four new Palliative ...

CAPC Statement on Medicare Proposal for Paying Doctors for Advance Care Planning Discussions

NEW YORK, NY (July 10, 2015)—The decision to compensate clinicians for advance care planning − conversations about what matters most to patients when they are facing a serious illness − ...

Early Attention to Quality of Life Reduces Hospital Costs for Advanced Cancer Patients

New York, NY (June 8, 2015) — Earlier introduction of palliative care for patients hospitalized with advanced cancer is associated with lower hospital costs, according to a new study published ...

Palliative Care Continues Its Annual Growth Trend, According to Latest Center to Advance Palliative Care Analysis

NEW YORK, NY (May 27, 2015)—Palliative care in U.S. hospitals has increased yet again this year, according to a new analysis released today by the Center to Advance Palliative Care ...

Center to Advance Palliative Care Transitions to a Member-Based Organization

Goal is to Train all Frontline Clinicians and Increase Access to Palliative Care Services In and Beyond the Hospital NEW YORK, NY (January 15, 2015)—The Center to Advance Palliative Care ...

Meeting the Needs of Older Adults with Serious Illness: Challenges and Opportunities in the Age of Health Care Reform

New York, NY (October 1, 2014) — According to palliative care experts Diane E. Meier. MD and Amy S. Kelley, MD, MSHS, six million people in the United States need ...

Center to Advance Palliative Care Expands Its Public Awareness Efforts Building a Stronger Bridge to Better Care for People Living with Serious Illnesses

New York, NY (September 26, 2014) — The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) is continuing to expand its educational efforts to increase the public’s understanding of palliative care as ...

Message to the field on the new IOM report

Dear Colleagues, On September 17th, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released its new report on improving quality of care near the end of life. I had the privilege of serving ...

Palliative Care Growth Trend Continues, According to Latest Center to Advance Palliative Care Analysis

New York, NY (September 2, 2014) — Palliative care in U.S. hospitals continues to increase, according to a new analysis released today by the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC).. ...

Center to Advance Palliative Care Among Four Nonprofits Selected to Address 2014 Social Impact Exchange Conference

New York, NY (June 18, 2014) — The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) was among only four national nonprofit organizations selected to address an audience of leading philanthropic funders ...

$10 Million Gift from Patty and Jay Baker Will Transform Palliative Care in the United States

Newly Named ‘Patty and Jay Baker National Palliative Care Center’ to be Dedicated at Mount Sinai New York, NY (March 21, 2014) — In recognition of a generous $10 million ...

American Cancer Society Director, Rebecca Kirch, JD, Honored with Center to Advance Palliative Care Innovation Award

New York, NY (October 31, 2013) — The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) is pleased to name Rebecca Kirch, JD, Director, Quality of Life & Survivorship, American Cancer Society, ...

Cambia Health Foundation, Center to Advance Palliative Care Partner to Help Americans Understand Palliative Care

$500,000 grant supports national effort to improve access to this much needed form of medical care New York, NY (April 18, 2013) — Palliative care is an established medical field ...

15 Hospitals and Cancer Centers Receive $10,000 Grants for Joint Commission Advanced Certification from the LIVESTRONG Foundation

Center to Advance Palliative Care to Provide Tools and Training New York, NY (April 16, 2013) — Fifteen new sites for the Joint Commission’s Advanced Certification for Palliative Care were ...

Palliative Care in Hospitals Continues Rapid Growth Trend, According to Latest CAPC Analysis

New York, NY (March 29, 2013) — Palliative care in U.S. hospitals continues to increase, according to a new analysis released today by the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC). ...

CAPC Debuts New, Updated www.getpalliativecare.org for Patients and Families

Site Will Have New Look, New Logo, New Content and Easier Navigation New York, NY (October 15, 2012) — CAPC debuts its updated website for patients and families today — ...

Palliative Care in Hospitals Continues Rapid growth Trend for 11th Straight Year, According to Latest Analysis

New York, NY (September 5, 2012) — Palliative care in U.S. hospitals has increased for the 11th consecutive year, according to a new analysis released today by the Center to ...

Center to Advance Palliative Care Statement on the Supreme Court Decision to Uphold the Affordable Care Act

New York, NY (June 28, 2012) — The Center to Advance Palliative Care is pleased that the Affordable Care Act, with its aims to expand access to quality healthcare for ...