Palliative in Practice


Health care policy initiatives and opportunities that impact care for people living with serious illness and their families.

Medicare Provides Additional Telehealth Flexibility

March 31, 2020

Changes include Medicare reimbursement for many more codes, and for telephone-only evaluations/virtual check-ins.

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Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Becomes Law

March 27, 2020

Third economic package directs $2 trillion to address the economic and public health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Leveraging CME Requirements to Improve Palliative Care Delivery

Updated March 30, 2020

A deep dive into continuing medical education (CME) requirements across the country and how palliative care fits in.

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act Becomes Law

Updated March 25, 2020

Law will provide paid sick leave and free Coronavirus testing, and expand food assistance and unemployment benefits.

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Take Action: Tips for Leveraging the 2019 State-by-State Report Card

Updated October 30, 2019

Guide for leveraging the recently-released Report Card on Access to Palliative Care in our Nation's Hospitals.

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CAPC Statement: Formation of Bipartisan Senate Comprehensive Care Caucus Signals Support for Palliative Care

Updated August 12, 2019

CAPC applauds the leadership of the Senate Comprehensive Care Caucus Co-Chairs, and stands ready to support their efforts.

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Driving Consistent Access to High-Quality Care for People Living with Serious Illness

Updated April 30, 2019

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A New Foundation for State Palliative Care Policy Activity

Updated April 30, 2019

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Palliative in Practice – Getting Started with State Coalitions and Associations

Updated May 14, 2019

Blog post with considerations for state policy to improve care for patients with serious illness.

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