Beyond the Conversation: Integrating Basic Advance Care Planning into Practice

What You’ll Learn

In this course you will learn to:

  1. Describe the steps to design a basic advance care planning (ACP) program
  2. Apply strategies to develop a basic ACP program
  3. List the key components needed to bill for ACP conversations

NOTE: While physicians earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ upon successful completion of this course, ABIM MOC points 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

CAPC members can earn the following free continuing education credits:

  • Medicine: 1.00 CME

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Tools & Resources

Advance Care Planning Facilitator Online Course

Last Updated: July 29, 2019

Further your ACP education with Respecting Choice’s online course in facilitation.


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

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

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).

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

Contact information: For technical questions about online activity or continuing education credits, contact or 212-201-2674.

The Courses

Basic Advance Care Planning: Introduce and Motivate

Identify the role of physicians and advanced practitioners in introducing patients to ACP.

Basic Advance Care Planning: Guide and Document

Build physicians’ and advanced practitioners’ skills in guiding and documenting ACP conversations.

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