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Enhanced User Experience for PCPP

Attention P​alliative Care Providers and Participants!

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is thrilled to announce that we’re revamping the Palliative Care Pilot Program application. Get ready for a fresh and improved experience. Here's what you need to know:

  • New Login Experience: We’re introducing a streamlined and user-friendly login process. Accessing the PCPP application will be smoother than ever.
  • Fresh Look and Feel: Prepare for a visual makeover. The PCPP interface will sport a modern design, making navigation intuitive and easy to use.
  • Stay Tuned: More details are on the way. Keep an eye out for official announcements. We’ll reveal additional features, enhancements, and launch specifics soon.
  • Launch Timeline: We’re aiming for a late summer launch. Mark your calendars and get ready to explore the revamped PCPP.

Annual Palliative Care Pilot Program

The Palliative Care Pilot Program (PCPP) was created through Senate Bill 294 (Chapter 515, Statutes 2017) to expand palliative care services. Hospice care has been limited to terminally ill patients who have agreed to forgo curative treatment. The PCPP permits hospices to provide palliative care to patients with a serious illness. “Serious illness” is defined in HSC 1747.3(k), as a condition that may result in death, regardless of the estimated length of the patient’s remaining period of life.

PCPP reports for 2021 participation are due on April 30, 2022. The reporting portal will be open December 31, 2021–April 30, 2022.

Submit Annual PCPP Report  

Licensed hospices participating in the Palliative Care Pilot Program (PCPP) are required to complete and submit a Palliative Care Pilot Program Data Report pursuant to Health and Safety Code section 1747.3(d), through the California Department of Public Health’s reporting website. This report is due annually, on or before April 30 of 2022, 2023, 2024 and 2025.


Reporting Instructions

Senate Bill 294


ICD-10-CM Medical Coding

Contact Information

If you have questions about completing the Report, please contact the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Licensing and Certification Program, CHCQ Informatics Branch.

To apply to provide palliative care services, please contact the Centralized Applications Branch with a Report of Change - Change of Services request.

PHONE: (916) 552-8632​

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