What You’ll Learn

The purpose of this module is to identify the role of physicians and advanced practitioners in introducing patients to basic ACP and motivating them to participate.

At the completion of this online module, physicians and advanced practitioners will be able to:

  1. Identify opportunities to introduce basic ACP in their practice for patients who have not started, or engaged in, the planning process
  2. Use communication skills and motivational strategies to increase patient participation in basic ACP
  3. Create a follow up plan for patients to have ongoing ACP conversations and complete their advance directive

NOTE: This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

While physicians earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ upon successful completion of this course, MOC Part II Credits are awarded only upon completion of all three courses in the ACP unit.

This course was created with generous support from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and includes downloadable tools and resources.

What You’ll Earn

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

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

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


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Tools & Resources

Billing and Coding for Advance Care Planning (ACP) Services

Requirements, best practices, documentation requirements, and time thresholds for Advance Care Planning (ACP) services. Center to Advance Palliative Care, 2018.

Key Takeaways for Care Managers - Basic Advance Care Planning: Introduce and Motivate

Care management tips for introducing and motivating advance care planning.

Stephanie Anderson, DNP, RN

Anthony Back, MD. Co-founder, VitalTalk, Co-director, University of Washington Center for Excellence in Palliative Care.

Linda Briggs, MSN, MA, RN

Julie Goldstein, MD. Advance Care Planning Coordinator, Advocate Health Care Chair, POLST Illinois Committee of Illinois Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.

Bud Hammes, PhD

Tae Joon Lee, MD. Medical Director, Palliative Care and Hospice Vidant Medical Center.

Jessica Martinson, MS. Director of Clinical Education and Professional Development, Washington State Medical Association (WSMA).

Carole Montgomery, MD, FHM, MHSA

Phillip Rodgers, MD, FAAHPM. Associate Professor, Family Medicine and Internal Medicine Director, Adult Palliative Medicine Clinical Programs University of Michigan.

Rose Seavolt, BSN, RN, CCP

Joyce Smerick, BS

Pat Tadel, MSN, RN

Kathleen Ziemba, MSW, LCSW

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

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