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

State Palliative Care Champions Reflect on Awareness Laws

Palliative care and policy experts discuss the opportunities and challenges created by policies to increase awareness of palliative care.

House Passes Bill Extending Telehealth Reimbursement

Bill moves to senate before it is passed into law.

Serious Illness Recommendations to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation

CAPC and the National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care share actionable recommendations with CMMI staff and model participants.

Extension of Medicare Telehealth Billing Flexibilities

Congress extends the existing Medicare waivers for 151 days after the PHE expires.

Launch of the Palliative Care Policy GPS

CAPC and the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy at Yale Law School launch platform to track policy developments across the US.

Medicare Proposes to Extend Coverage of Certain Telehealth Visits Through the End of 2023

Evaluation and management codes in the hospital, nursing facility, and home setting considered for extension.

Track Policies in Your State with the Palliative Care Policy GPS

A new searchable database tracks individual state policies on palliative care, encouraging innovative policymaking on palliative care issues.

The Commonwealth Fund Releases Report on State Actions on Telehealth

Five states have passed requirements for insurance coverage post-pandemic.

Top Ten Tips Palliative Clinicians Should Know About Evidence-Based Advocacy

JPM article describes best practices to advocate for increased palliative care access and quality.

House Passes The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

Sweeping legislation includes provisions that will support people living with serious illness.

CMMI Halts Start of the Seriously Ill Population (SIP) Payment Model

CMMI notifies applicants that the model is “under review”.

National Coalition Shares Policy Goals with Biden Administration and New Congress

Recommendations span COVID-19 response, access and payment, and workforce expansion.

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