Progress and Barriers Bringing Palliative Care to Medicare Advantage Populations

Insights from the September 25th Medicare Advantage Learning Community As a nurse practitioner in palliative care, I am excited. The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) and End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) both celebrate their 20-year anniversaries this year. Today, almost three quarters of U.S. hospitals with fifty or more beds report having a palliative care team. ELNEC has trained over 24,000 nurses in train-the-trainer courses. Integrated health