Press Releases

American Hospital Association and the Center to Advance Palliative Care Partner To Deliver Higher Value Care for Patients with Serious Illness

Chicago, Illinois (September 5, 2018) —Population health and palliative care are two disciplines that bring new ways of thinking about health and illness. While they play distinct roles, they both ...

New Communications Skills Pathfinder Portal To Fill Training Gap for Clinicians Treating Seriously Ill Patients: Center to Advance Palliative Care, Vital Talk and Ariadne Labs Collaborate on New National Strategy to Rapidly Improve the Care of Serious

New York, NY (April 19, 2018) — Quality of communication between clinicians and patients is a major factor in the delivery of high-quality healthcare to Americans with serious illness. Communication ...

Center to Advance Palliative Care Statement Clarifying the Definition of Palliative Care

New York, NY (April 18, 2018) — It has been widely noted in the press that in her final days former First Lady Barbara Bush opted to discontinue “medical treatment” ...

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

New York, NY (February 28, 2018)—Palliative care in U.S. hospitals has increased yet again this year, according 2018 Palliative Care Growth Snapshot issued by the Center to Advance Palliative Care ...

Center to Advance Palliative Care Expands Palliative Care Provider Directory to Include Community-Based Settings for Patients with Serious Illness

New York, NY (November 28, 2017)—The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) has launched an expanded online Palliative Care Provider Directory for patients with serious illness, their families, friends and ...

Center to Advance Palliative Care Launches the Serious Illness Quality Alignment Hub

New York, NY (November 16, 2017)—The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) announces the launch of the Serious Illness Quality Alignment Hub, an initiative to align the existing U.S. health ...

Mount Sinai Professor of Geriatrics and Palliative Care Medicine and Center for Advance Palliative Care Director Diane E. Meier, MD Receives National Academy of Medicine Lienhard Award for Leading Palliative Care Adoption in the United States

Washington DC (October 16, 2017)--Diane E. Meier, MD, director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) and professor of geriatrics and palliative care medicine at the Icahn School of ...

Center to Advance Palliative Care Director, Diane E. Meier, M.D. Named 2017 TRUST Award Recipient by The Health Research & Educational Trust

New York, NY (May 23, 2017) -- The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) is pleased to announce that CAPC Director, Diane E. Meier, M.D. has been selected as the ...

Palliative Care Continues to Grow with Greater Diversity in Patient Diagnoses – Wider Access Still Needed

New York, NY (February 13, 2017)—As the number of Americans living with serious and chronic illness has increased so has the penetration of palliative care in U.S. hospitals, with programs ...

Center to Advance Palliative Care Launches Three New Palliative Care Leadership Centers™ Focused on Home and Office/Clinic Settings, Leading Way for Community-Based Palliative Care

New York, New York (December 1, 2016)—The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) is pleased to announce the launch of three new Palliative Care Leadership Centers (PCLC) focused specifically on ...

Center to Advance Palliative Care Blogs Selected Among Best Palliative Care Blogs for 2016 by Healthline

New York, NY (November 7, 2016) -- The Center to Advance Palliative Care is pleased to announce that Healthline has ranked its two blogs rank among the “Best Palliative Care ...

Too Few Hospital Palliative Care Programs Meet Staffing Standards, According to New Study

New York, NY (November 9, 2016) -- While millions of Americans live with serious illness − ranging from cancer to heart disease, dementia and others − and despite the increasing ...

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 ...

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 released today by the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC). The prevalence ...

Center to Advance Palliative Care Transitions to Member-Based Organization

Goal to Train all Frontline Clinicians Treating Seriously Ill Patients and to Increase Access to Palliative Care Services In and Beyond the Hospital New York, NY (January 15, 2015)—The Center ...

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 palliative care. ...

Center to Advance Palliative Care Expands Public Awareness Efforts to Build 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 ...

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