What You’ll Learn

  1. Prepare a business plan for your program using the information collected from a needs assessment
  2. Identify key elements of the budget for your community-based palliative care program
  3. Describe variables that will impact the budget and business plan for your community-based program
  4. Identify how partnerships will sustain the program
  5. Organize compelling examples of value that provide justification for program funding

What You’ll Earn

Only CAPC members who are logged in can earn the following free Continuing Education Credits:

  • Medicine: 0.75 CME

To take this course, log in. Or, check here to see if your organization is a member.


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Tools & Resources

Financial Analysis and Budgeting Tool for Community-Based Palliative Care

Customizable workbook for community-based programs to create cost projections and key financial stats.

Understanding Costs and Prices: Companion Guide for Financial Analysis and Budgeting Tool

Qualitative explanation of budgeting and finding opportunities for cost-efficiency.

Payment Glossary

Defines key terms in payment vocabulary.

Payment Quick Tips: Value-Based Payment Introduction

Monograph introducing value-based payment and its implications for palliative care.

Virtual Office Hours

Small-group consulting calls with national subject matter experts.

Lynn Hill Spragens, MBA. President and CEO Spragens & Associates, LLC.

Tom Gualtieri-Reid, MBA. Consultant, Spragens & Associates, LLC.

Elizabeth Man, MD. Fellow, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Contact information: For answers to frequently asked questions about CAPC courses, read the Online Course FAQ. For technical questions about course activity, email [email protected]. For questions about continuing education credits, contact 201-957-0077.

Provided by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Introduction to Palliative Care in the Community

Defining community-based palliative care: which patients need it, how it is delivered, and how it differs from inpatient palliative care.

Needs Assessment: Ensuring Successful Community-Based Palliative Care

Evaluating patient need, service requirements, care settings, and stakeholder priorities for the community-based palliative care program.

Office-Based Palliative Care Program Design

Designing and implementing an office-based palliative care program, including clinical model and operational considerations.

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