Downloadable Tools for Making the CaseLast Reviewed: March 4, 2019
The evidence is clear: palliative care improves quality of life for patients—and quality outcomes for health care organizations—resulting in consistent reductions in the costs of care.
Designed to help make the case with organization leaders, health plans, colleagues, and community partners, the materials in this toolkit can be used to make the case for palliative care investment in your setting.
What’s in the Toolkit
Defining Palliative Care
Market-tested definition of palliative care and quality guidelines for a palliative care program in any care setting.
About Palliative CareLast Updated: April 29, 2019
What is palliative care? Palliative care definition: specialized health care focused on improving quality of life for people living with serious illness and their families.view
National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care, 4th editionLast Updated: January 29, 2019
The National Consensus Project (NCP) Clinical Practice Guidelines are the national standard for high quality palliative care. National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care, 2018.view
Tools for Stakeholders
One-pagers, brochures, and case studies on the quality and cost impact of palliative care.
Palliative Care Ensures ValueLast Updated: February 3, 2019
One-page infographic to introduce your organization leaders, referrers, and health plans to the quality, satisfaction, and utilization improvements resulting from palliative care.download
The Case for Hospital Palliative CareLast Updated: February 25, 2019
Key messages for health system leaders, applicable across settings. Center to Advance Palliative Care, revised 2018.download
Serious Illness StrategiesLast Updated: February 3, 2019
The case for health plans and accountable care organizations to advance access to quality palliative care, and practical guidance for implementation. Center to Advance Palliative Care, 2017.download
Case Study: ProHealthLast Updated: February 3, 2019
ProHealth, a multi-specialty physician practice ACO, uses home palliative care for high-need patients.members login
Case Study: Sharp HealthcareLast Updated: February 3, 2019
Sharp Healthcare, an integrated network of hospitals and clinicians, incorporates a home palliative care intervention to meet the needs of complex patients.members login
Presentations for Stakeholders
Pitch decks, national data, and effective presentation strategies.
Demonstrating Palliative Care ValueLast Updated: February 24, 2019
An introduction to what different stakeholders care about, and how palliative care can help them achieve their goals. Excerpted from the CAPC Payment Primer, Center to Advance Palliative Care, 2017.members login
How to Show Your Administrators that Your Palliative Care Program Improves ValueLast Updated: February 11, 2019 watch
Partnership Introductory Meeting or Pitch DeckLast Updated: February 3, 2019
A template presentation to introduce your services, their benefits, and your "ask" for support. Use within your organization or when partnering with health plans or ACOs. CAPC Payment Accelerator, 2018.members login
Pediatric Palliative Care: Making the CaseLast Updated: February 19, 2019
Slide presentation on the value of pediatric palliative care includes action steps to support pediatric palliative care integration with disease treatment across the continuum.download
National Palliative Care Registry™Last Updated: February 27, 2019
A publicly available national database of palliative care programs and operational metrics, free of charge to all palliative care programs. Submit program data to receive reporting and to track program growth and capacity over time. Compare your program to peers to help make the case for adequate staffing and program quality.view
Hospital Impact CalculatorLast Updated: March 1, 2019
The Palliative Care Hospital Impact Calculator is designed to help you project overall cost savings for your inpatient palliative care consult service.view
8 Ways to Keep Your Palliative Care Program Off the Chopping BlockLast Updated: May 1, 2019
Tips for how to get your palliative care program off the chopping block when your organization is thinking conservatively and looking to cut costs.view
Pivotal Articles and Statistics
Key studies on the impact of palliative care, synthesized for ease of use in presentations and reports to stakeholders.
Research in the FieldLast Updated: February 3, 2019
Synthesis of key palliative care research.view
Diane E. Meier, MD, FACP, FAAHPM
Director, Center to Advance Palliative Care
Allison Silvers, MBA
Vice President, Payment and Policy
Chief, Marketing and Communications
Brynn Bowman, MPA
Vice President, Education