Webinar: “What Would This Patient Want?” Identifying delirium and its impact on advance care planning

“What Would This Patient Want?” Identifying delirium and its impact on advance care planning Thursday, April 21, 2016 Noon to 1 p.m. PT Register Now CCCC Members: $49 Just $24 after the Summit attendee discount! Non-Members: $99 $74 after Summit attendee discount 2016 Summit Attendees get $25 off registration! Register for the Summit by April […]


How to start talking about advance care planning using a smart phone and a dry erase board

April 16 is National Healthcare Decisions Day Fill in the blank: “Advance care planning is important because…” At our annual palliative care conference in 2015, the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California asked 300+ clinicians and advance care planning advocates to jot down why they think advance care planning is important. Then we took pictures […]


Remembering Donald Roberts: Shared decision-making for the developmentally disabled

Even though I’ve viewed it numerous times, every time I watch Remembering Donald Roberts I am deeply moved. I don’t know much about Donald’s early years, but I know that when he was 19, Donald was institutionalized intermittently for “suicidal thoughts” at Stockton State Hospital. Donald’s art served as a way of expressing the pain […]


Join California’s advance care planning community

At our recent POLST training in San Diego, a participant compared the process of advance care planning to a juggling act! I agree. Advance Care Planning is not a “one and done” process… It is an ongoing conversation between a person, their loved ones and a healthcare provider as life milestones and health conditions change over […]


CCCC recognized by State of California as innovator in advance care planning

Innovative, health system-based model for advance care planning implemented in select departments at UCLA Health SACRAMENTO, CA – The California Department of Public Health recognizes the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) and UCLA Health for an innovative advance care planning program. The program was among 23 selected from throughout the state as advancing the […]


Advance care planning codes included in 2016 Physician Fee Schedule

UPDATE: A complete FAQ about Medicare reimbursement for advance care planning conversations has been posted here. NOTE: While we make every effort to ensure our information is accurate, staff at the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California are not Medicare billing experts. If you have detailed questions please consult with your own billing department. On […]


Report: California Making Progress Toward a Supportive Environment for End-of-Life Care

New Study Benchmarks the State’s Progress Against IOM Report SACRAMENTO, CA—A year after the release of a landmark report on death and dying in America, a new state-based report finds that California is making strides to create a more supportive environment for people facing serious illness. Dying in California: A Status Report on End-of-Life Care […]


Jan. 22, 2016: Let’s Talk: Bringing Advance Care Planning to Your Community

Let’s Talk: Bringing Advance Care Planning to Your Community Start the new year off right by engaging your community in advance care planning! Learn how to get “the conversation” started, understand the nuts and bolts of advance directives, and navigate discussions on health care decision making. Friday, January 22, 2016 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EARLY […]


CCCC voices strong support for CMS-1631-P

In July 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed update to the physician payment schedule which includes a recommendation to make advance care planning services a separately payable service under Medicare. Supporters of the proposed update were encouraged to submit comments in favor of the new rule before the Sept. […]