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APPENDIX TWO: Resources to Help Health Plans with the Basics of Starting a Palliative Care Program

The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC), the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC), and California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) have excellent resources to help health plans that are in the early stages of building a new palliative care program.

Payer Provider Toolkit (Center to Advance Palliative Care)

Toolkit including getting-started checklists, self-assessment checklist, and case studies featuring health plan programs.

Serious Illness Strategies (Center to Advance Palliative Care)

Outlines three key strategies for offering palliative care including proactive identification, engagement and assessment, and home-based supports.

Designing and Implementing Community-Based Palliative Care: A Guide for Payers (Coalition to Transform Advanced Care)

A toolkit for health plans offering community-based palliative care (home and clinic/outpatient) including tips in designing a program, payment and finance, network-building and management, and program operationalization.

Essential Elements of Medi-Cal Palliative Care Services (CHCF)

A toolkit for Medi-Cal managed care plans and palliative care providers

Develop a Plan Resources

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