SB 1004 Implementation Technical Assistance Series: Estimating Care Delivery Costs

By: Kate Meyers

Why This Is Important

To build sustainable palliative care programs, providers need to anticipate the costs of delivering care, based on their clinical model, environment, and other variables.


  • Review SB 1004 required services and care models that might be used to deliver those services
  • Understand service model and contract features that influence costs to providers: variables related to patient care, indirect/administrative variables
  • Review strategies to promote alignment between payment and costs
  • Consider promising practices for developing positive payer-provider relationships

Presenter: Kathleen Kerr, Kerr Healthcare Analytics

This webinar provides a high-level overview of variables and concepts used in projecting the cost of care delivery, and is appropriate for both providers and payers interested in expanding access to palliative care services.

A recording of the webinar, as well as slides and additional resources from the in-person workshop on this technical assistance series (TAS) topic, are available below.