What You’ll Learn

  1. Describe four elements of home-based palliative care delivery
  2. Understand how the results of a needs assessment influence service features of palliative care programs
  3. Describe the three components of program development for specialty home-based palliative care
  4. State how three different payment models impact program design

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Tools & Resources

National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care

Home to the National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care, the Coalition was founded by the leading hospice and palliative care organizations to coordinate and collaborate on issues and activities of importance to the interdisciplinary hospice and palliative care field.

Designing a Home-Based Palliative Care Program

Practical tools and technical assistance for starting or growing a home-based palliative care program, from needs assessment to business planning, and more.

CMS Hospice Guidance

Hospice benefit definitions and guidelines. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, updated 2018.

CMS Medicare Benefit Policy Manual - Home Health Services

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) guidance on the home health benefit and agency regulations.

TimeBanks USA

TimeBanks USA provides materials to help start or maintain a local timebank to build a community support network for palliative care patients and their caregivers.

Constance Dahlin, MSN, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FPCN, FAAN. Consultant, Center to Advance Palliative Care.

Jeanne Sheils Twohig, MPA. Consultant, Center to Advance Palliative Care.

Megan E. Rau, MD. 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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