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Palliative Care Part 1: Determine If a Program Is Right for Your Agency & Strategic Planning
Tuesday, June 13, 2023, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM EDT
Category: Workshop

(90-minute webinar – available live or on-demand) 
Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Is a community-based palliative care (CBPC) program right for your agency? The first steps are determining the need and if it’s financially feasible. This jam-packed webinar will walk through the planning process, from the initial research to payment models and clinical considerations. Learn how to write a palliative care strategic plan with confidence.


Palliative care can be delivered in a variety of settings and treatments to help alleviate the chronic pain, symptoms, and side effects of illnesses. It is crucial to know palliative care is not the same as hospice treatment, and that it can be offered at diagnosis, during curative treatment, and at the end of life. Palliative care is covered through a variety of plans and models. The healthcare industry anticipates that Medicare may soon cover palliative care as well. Part 1 of the Palliative Care Program Package will examine the elements to consider for a CBPC program. It will review clinical and operational cost considerations, practice guidelines, the benefits of accreditation, and contracting. It will also detail how to create an effective strategic plan while considering all components of a successful CBPC program.


  • Follow the National Consensus Project’s Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care publication when strategically planning a CBPC program
  • Understand the costs required to become financially viable and sustainable
  • Research potential partners for your community-based palliative care program
  • Consider the operational and clinical implications
  • Explain the benefits of palliative care accreditation
  • Explore payment models and reimbursement opportunities for palliative care

THIS WEBINAR WILL BENEFIT THE FOLLOWING AGENCIES:  Hospice, Palliative Care, Home Health, Home Care

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?  This informative session is designed for organizations considering implementation of a community-based palliative care program. Owners, CEOs, governing bodies, board members, CFOs, DOPCSs, clinical supervisors, business development teams, billing staff, intake personnel, medical directors, palliative care certified staff, NPs, PAs, nursing staff, and social service support teams are encouraged to attend.


  • Valuable resource links, including:
    • Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care 4th Edition
    • A Practical Guide to Implementing a Home-Based Palliative Care Program
    • Training log
    • PDF of slides and speaker’s contact info for follow-up questions

NOTE: All materials are subject to copyright. Transmission, retransmission, or republishing of any webinar to other agencies or those not employed by your agency is prohibited. Print materials may be copied for eligible participants only.


Kathy Ahearn has a Bachelor’s in both Nursing and Social Work and is the CEO and Founder of ALECC, Inc. ALECC provides years of post-acute care experience, ranging from clinical staff to executive leadership and consulting. Kathy provides a unique ability to identify agency challenges and opportunities, quickly providing education, support, and mentoring to organizations, guiding them to a new level of operation and success.

 Kathy helped develop pain scales to standardize assessment with the American Pain Society and the Joint Commission. She expanded into medical devices as a Managed Care Director developing one of the first real-time cloud-based disease specific software programs to assist patients, clinicians, and managed care organizations to improve outcomes and collect data.

Kathy began healthcare work due to a disabled parent and later a child living with chronic disease state. She has experienced healthcare professionally and personally, dedicating her life to it and to working as a change agent for the betterment of all served.

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