CAPC News Bites

December 6, 2018

The nomination period for the Technical Expert Clinical User Patient Panel (TECUPP) and Measure Specification Panel (MSP) for the CMS Palliative Care Measures Project is now open. Nominations can be submitted until January 4, 2019. This project is a collaboration between the Centers for … read more

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December 10, 2018

Dr. Diane E. Meier and Larry Beresford discuss the 2018 NASEM Roundtable on Quality Care for People with Serious Illnesses, which delved deeply into the challenge of safely managing the pain of people with serious illness in the midst of an opioid overdose epidemic. read more

December 6, 2018

In this Program Spotlight, Dr. Wendy L. Knowlton of Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, Washington, discusses her personal experience of burnout, several years out of fellowship. While the circumstances were exhausting, she shares how this experience has helped her throughout her career—including in her current role as a medical director—effectively lead by identifying […] read more

November 29, 2018

Dr. Jay Bhatt of the American Hospital Association (AHA) discusses the importance of incorporating palliative care within the health ecosystem, wherever individuals are within the continuum. read more

November 13, 2018

Read along as Stacie Sinclair, CAPC's Senior Policy Manager and Co-Chair of the NCP Writing Workgroup, reflects on a powerful moment during the development of the National Consensus Project (NCP) Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care, 4th edition. read more

November 5, 2018

In this Program Spotlight, Mary Alfano-Torres, MD, Medical Director of Chapters Health in Florida, discusses her program’s significant growth, which took a lot of time and patience. The growth—from 35-50 to 150 patients per month—included gathering specific data for each stakeholder, relationship building, implementation of screening tools, and more. Listen along as Dr. Alfano-Torres … read more