Learn More About the Palliative Care Quality Collaborative

Participation in the Palliative Care Quality Collaborative (PCQC) is on the organization or palliative care program level. If you are a patient or caregiver who wants to know more about palliative care, we would encourage you to visit the Get Palliative Care website

PCQC is a 501(c)3 organization, led by a board of directors, that houses a new national palliative care data registry system, which will capture both program and patient-level quality data.

With support from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the Cambia Health Foundation, the National Palliative Care Registry, the Palliative Care Quality Network (PCQN), and the Global Palliative Care Quality Alliance (GPCQA) will combine into one unified national registry system under the PCQC. This opportunity incorporates the best practices of each system, improves comparison reports, aligns with national standards, informs research and quality improvement, and explores EHR integration. 

Current PCQN, GPCQA, and National Palliative Care Registry™ members can anticipate similar functionality and quality of services as the current registry systems. The PCQC will:

  • work to minimize any interruptions in your service during the transition,
  • have a pricing structure that offers both free program-level services (similar to the current offerings in the National Palliative Care Registry™) and paid patient-level services (similar to the current offerings in GPCQA and PCQN) to meet the needs of the field
  • incorporate your feedback to provide a strong registry
  • maintain some continuity to the current registry systems’ data elements while identifying best practices for each data element.

PCQC was created through a partnership between the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM), the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC), the National Palliative Care Research Center (NPCRC), the Palliative Care Quality Network (PCQN), the Global Palliative Care Quality Alliance (GPCQA), and Four Seasons with generous funding provided by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the Cambia Health Foundation.

On May 20, 2020, PCQC partnered with AAHPM to host a webinar that provides an overview of PCQC for the field. You can locate the recording and the slides on the AAHPM website. You can also download this PCQC PowerPoint to learn more or visit our FAQ page

For any grants awarded by PCQC, indirects are capped at 12% of total direct costs. 

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