TrendLens November 9, 2017 Community-Based Palliative Care Market Scan

Lisa Remington

Welcome to TrendLens…trends bending the curve in home health and post-acute care. In this issue, we focus on community-based palliative care in an ACO model and the importance of certification. 

Lisa Remington, President, Remington Health Strategy Group

Community-based palliative care programs are growing to better meet the needs of chronically ill patients who may or may not qualify for home health services, but who need the physical and psychosocial support that palliative care services can provide.

The Role and Benefits of Palliative Care

A primary role of palliative care is the relief of pain and other emotional and physical symptoms, support for family caregivers, and attention to the social determinants of health and disease. Other key services are establishing goals of care, matching care plans to those goals, psychosocial, spiritual, and bereavement support, and coordination of care over time and across settings.

Lenard Parisi

  Lenard L. Parisi, RN, MA, CPHQ, FNAHQ

 Vice President, Quality Management, MJHS

“Being first in the nation to receive Joint Commission certification in community-based palliative care is an honor and a significant validation of our longstanding commitment to evidence-based practice, quality, safety and positive patient outcomes," said Lenard L. Parisi, RN, MA, CPHQ, FNAHQ, vice president, Quality Management, MJHS. "MJHS was one of the first organizations to create a community-based palliative care program in the Greater New York area and so The Joint Commission’s recognition is made all the more meaningful; it signals the health care sector’s growing recognition of the important role palliative care should play in patient care and underscores the importance of delivering it with compassion, as well as with cultural sensitivity."

Joint Commission Community-Based Palliative Care Certification provides an opportunity and structure for the development of specialty level palliative care services that are based on clinical practice guidelines and evidence based practice. Explore and gain more insight about Joint Commission certification with these resources.


Five Resources for Your Organization to Earn Joint Commission Certification


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Community-Based Palliative Care (CBPC) Certification will recognize home health and hospice organizations that provide top caliber, community-based palliative care to patients and families in their home (primary place of residence).

Learn more about certification


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Take 5: Community-Based Palliative Care Certification - Meeting the Needs of Chronically Ill Patients

Listen to a Take 5 podcast on meeting the needs of chronically ill patients


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Joint Commission Community-Based Palliative Care Certification Free Webinars

Access 2017 replays


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Request Access to Standards – Free 90-day trial of the standards

If you are new to accreditation, you can request a free, 90-day trial of the standards


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Community-Based Palliative Care Certification for Home Care: Question and Answers

What you should know before applying


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About the Joint Commission

The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit organization. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards. Contact The Joint Commission at: (630) 792-5070, email at:, or visit our website at: