Announcing CAPC’s Top Blog Posts of 2018

Happy New Year from the CAPC team! To kick off 2019, we’re excited to announce the most read blog posts of 2018. Scroll through to see if any of your favorites made the list, or to catch up on reading.


Consults, Consults, and More Consults: Strategies for Managing Inpatient Demand in Excess of Staffing

Five strategies for managing inpatient palliative care consult demand with a limited workforce.

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Embedded RN-Led Clinics in Primary Palliative Care Practices

In order to reach patients further upstream, Partners In Care embedded RN-led palliative care clinics in primary care practices.

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8 Ways to Keep Your Palliative Care Program Off the Chopping Block

Tips for how to get your palliative care program off the chopping block when your organization is thinking conservatively and looking to cut costs.

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How to Drive Program Growth with Data from the National Palliative Care Registry

As the process for requesting additional staff can be stressful, learn how to use national data, and more, to demonstrate program’s success and current needs to senior management.

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Change is Coming to a Medicare Advantage Plan Near You

With recent policy changes, Medicare Advantage has moved into new territory in its ability to customize care for the needs of patients with serious illness. Learn about these changes, as well as considerations for palliative care programs.

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Bringing Home-Based Palliative Care to Scale with Effective Program Design

Highlights from CAPC’s home-based palliative care interview series with a special focus on program design: patients served, services, and the interdisciplinary team.

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Delivering Palliative Care to Medicaid Patients in California

Providing palliative care to Medicaid beneficiaries requires innovative program design strategies. See how providers, payers, and policy leaders in California are adopting these strategies.

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An Interview with Christy Dempsey: Patient Experience is Everything

Chief nursing officer of Press Ganey Associates, and author of The Antidote to Suffering: How Compassionate Connected Care Can Improve Safety, Quality, and Experience, Christy Dempsey discusses the importance of patient experience.

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Project ECHO: A Disruptive Innovation to Expand Palliative Care

Four Seasons Compassion for Life’s Project ECHO to Expand Palliative Care in the Carolinas is a disruptive innovation to expand palliative care.

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An Interview with Jay Bhatt, DO: The Essential Role of Palliative Care in Health Care Today

Senior vice president and CMO of the American Hospital Association (AHA), Dr. Jay Bhatt discusses the role of health care as we prepare for the transformation to value, as well as the importance of integrating palliative care services across all hospitals in the United States.

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