Palliative care is patient and family-centered care that optimizes quality of life by anticipating, preventing, and treating suffering. Palliative care throughout the continuum of illness involves addressing physical, intellectual, emotional, social, and spiritual needs and to facilitate patient autonomy, access to information and choice.

Palliative Care Needs Survey Report

In 2018, NHPCO conducted a palliative care needs survey of its membership. Forty-eight states are represented in the survey results that are shared in this report.

Palliative Care Membership

Learn more about NHPCO’s palliative care level of membership and available benefits.

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CMS Palliative Care Information

Resources from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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Explanation of Palliative Care

Palliative care is patient and family-centered care that optimizes quality of life by anticipating, preventing, and treating suffering.

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MACRA Quality Payment Program

FAQs about MACRA from the National Coaltion for Hospice and Palliative Care.

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Palliative Care Certification and Accreditation

Information on certification and accreditation for organizations and professionals.

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Palliative Care Education

There are a number of opportunities for in person and virtual professional development.

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Palliative Care Playbook

The playbook is a comprehensive resource that includes business case examples, job descriptions, budgets, documentation templates, metrics, competencies, and much more.

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Palliative Care Resource Series

A library of papers and PowerPoint presentations, for members, on a wide range of topics on community based palliative care.

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Pediatric Palliative and Hospice Care

Resources to help improve access to hospice and palliative care for children and their families.

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