CSU Institute for Palliative CareThe Coalition for Compassionate Care of California has partnered with California State University Institute for Palliative Care to develop self-paced, continuing education courses for healthcare professionals on the topics of advance care planning and POLST.


Effective Advance Care Planning:
Skill Building for Everyone

This comprehensive course is designed to expand the workforce of skilled professionals trained to promote and facilitate advance care planning in all care settings. The courses detail critical components of advance care planning in the context of the new Medicare reimbursement.

Modules include:

The courses are ideal for:

  • Physicians, physician assistants, APRNs, nurses, social workers, geriatric care managers, medical technicians/assistants, discharge planners, chaplains, and billing specialists working in all care settings
  • Anyone responsible for or interested in billing for advance care planning will benefit from this course, especially the Billing for Advance Care Planning Conversations module.

CCCC members receive 10% off all advance care planning courses from the CSU Institute for Palliative Care. Become a member today.

Effective Advance Care Planning: Skills Building for the Entire Organization
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Regular Pricing:

All three modules together: $405
Individual modules: $149

CCCC Member Pricing:

All three modules together: $364.50
Individual modules: $134.10

Includes 4 Continuing Education Hours

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Palliative Care for Care Managers

CSU Institute for Palliative Care

Care managers have an important role to play in helping health plans ensure that their members get the right care at the right time. Optimizing quality of care, maximizing member satisfaction and connecting to available community resources are all challenges that fall squarely on care managers.

In this course, learners will benefit from the comprehensive curriculum offered online to suit personal schedules. The course covers current medical trends; best practices in communicating with empathy, and attention to the social, emotional and spiritual needs of health plan members.

This program has been pre-approved by the Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to Certified Case Managers (CCMs).

This course was developed in collaboration with the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California.

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Course: $399 for individuals; groups of five of more call for group discounts

Includes 20 CEUs for Certified Case Managers
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Working with POLST for Professionals

CSU Institute for Palliative Care

This 2-hour online self-paced course is designed to help the healthcare professional understand the role and value of the POLST form, and how to employ it in documenting and honoring patient wishes.

This course provides specific details regarding POLST in California. The POLST form may help reduce some of that confusion when an Advance HealthCare Directive (AHCD) may not be accessible, wishes may not be clearly defined in the AHCD, or the AHCD is not a physician order.

This course was developed in collaboration with the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California.

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Course: $25

An optional 2 CEUs are available for purchase for an additional $25.
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