How States Can Expand Access to Palliative Care

The changing of the guard in Washington D.C. has raised pivotal questions about the future of palliative care delivery and payment.  In Health Affairs, Diane Meier, MD and Stacie Sinclair, Policy Manager at CAPC, offer expertise on how states can continue to offer palliative care services to their populations should the Affordable Care Act be repealed and replaced.  The article offers a detailed breakdown of policies that currently affect this medical specialty and lays out the options available to states, health care organizations, commercial payers, providers, and patients and families themselves to continue to push the needle forward. The policies discussed in the post are intended to serve as a framework for policymakers and other stakeholders interested in doing more to support palliative care in their states. Click here to read this important piece.

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