New at CAPC: October 2020
Here at CAPC, we're constantly creating new products — and updating existing ones — to make sure that you have the best tools and technical assistance to do your job. We're excited to share the below update with you:
Resources for Health Plans Toolkit Updates
Eliminating Cost Sharing for Palliative Care and Advance Care Planning
A summary of recommendations for health plans on how to identify palliative care services, ensuring that they are not subject to deductibles and co-pays.
Sample ACP Payment Summary
A sample provider-sponsored health plan's ACP payment policy.
Patient Identification and Assessment Toolkit Updates
Sample Diagnoses Codes to Identify Patients Living with Serious Illness
A list for population health entities to proactively identify people with potentially unmet palliative care needs. Find more in our Patient Identification and Assessment toolkit.
Advanced Illness and Frailty Value Sets
NIH's code sets, stewarded by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), can be used to create identification algorithms.
Other New Resources
Tips for Staff Engagement in Training
A list of tips to promote staff engagement in clinical training, including goals and suggested language.
The Case for Community-Based Palliative Care
The majority of people with serious illness are neither dying nor hospitalized. So, palliative care needs to be available in all settings outside hospitals—in medical offices and clinics, in post-acute and long-term care facilities, and in patient homes. This publication includes key data on the value of community-based palliative care, program profiles, and a case example to use with leadership.
Medicare Flexibilities that Support Palliative Care via Telehealth
Slide deck that reviews the why, what, and how of Medicare payment for telehealth and telephone encounters during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
A Framework for Coping with Moral Challenges In the COVID-19 Era
A 'three-questions' framework that can be used to provide clarity when one is facing a moral challenge.
The Impact of Music and Memory on Resident Level Outcomes in California Nursing Homes
A new Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine article has been added to the Best Practices in Dementia Care and Caregiver Support curriculum.
Serious Illness Strategies Medicare Advantage Learning Community
A summary of CAPC’s convening of Medicare Advantage and ACO organizations, which served to educate on the four serious illness strategies.
Review the latest printable course catalog, which is always available on the main clinical training page.