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NPAF regularly offers webinars on a variety of subjects, for both professional and lay audiences. Information on upcoming webinars can be found here, as well as by signing up for our mailing list.

Palliative Care, Value-Based Payment & the Patient Experience

Dr. Rachel Grob from the University of Wisconsin Center for Patient Partnerships joins Gwen Darien in a conversation about the importance of incorporating patient experiences into advocacy — and how to do it both effectively and precisely.

Palliative Care, Value-Based Payment & the Patient Experience

Diane E. Meier, MD, a nationally recognized leader in advancing palliative care, leads a timely webinar on how concurrent palliative care achieves quality outcomes at a reduced cost. The webinar:

  • Explores the impact of value-based payment mechanisms, including Medicare‚Äôs Quality Payment Program (QPP) and the Oncology Care Model (OCM), on delivery of quality care
  • Demonstrates why integrating palliative care throughout treatment is the right approach to improving the patient experience and is integral to succeeding in new value-based models
  • Provides a guide for oncology practices interested in enhancing the patient experience and providing their patients with this critical level of support

Matching Treatments to Value

This webinar, led by VitalTalk co-founder Dr. Tony Back:

  • Identifes communication about goals of care between patients, families and clinicians as an essential element of value based quality care
  • Describes key elements of effective, evidence-based communication skills training for clinicians
  • Illustrates examples of the impact of effective communication on patients and families

Solutions in a Time of Crisis: Ensuring Safe & Effective Pain Relief Through Good Policy & Practices

This webinar, led by Judith Paice, PhD, RN and Bob Twillman, PhD, FAPM, describes:

  • Safe and effective management of pain in adult survivors of cancer through comprehensive assessment with identification of common syndromes;
  • Use of pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies, along with risk mitigation strategies to avoid misuse and diversion; and
  • Trends in public policy that are impacting the ability of clinicians to treat cancer-related pain appropriately