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

Trump Signs Omnibus and COVID-19 Relief Bill

New law delays changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

CMMI Releases More Details on Direct Contracting Model Opportunities

New payment arrangements will hold groups of providers accountable for total cost and quality.

CMS Releases Final 2021 Physician Fee Schedule

Includes key changes impacting palliative care reimbursement.

CAPC's Brynn Bowman Announced as Health and Aging Policy Fellow

The 2020-2021 cohort will continue the tradition of excellence in shaping policies for older Americans.

Medicare Provides Additional Telehealth Flexibility

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

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

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

Leveraging CME Requirements to Improve Palliative Care Delivery

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

Families First Coronavirus Response Act Becomes Law

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

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

Guide for leveraging the 2019 State-by-State Report Card on Access to Palliative Care in our Nation's Hospitals and complementary State Reports.

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