Cancer Plan Minnesota 2025

Objective 17

Increase the use of advance care planning


17.1 Conduct a large-scale community awareness and education campaign about advance care planning (See also Objective 18 and Objective 19)

17.2 Educate health care professionals about tools and resources they can use to facilitate meaningful, culturally sensitive conversations with patients and families about advance care planning

17.3 Collaborate with electronic medical record vendors and health care systems to develop best practices for accessing, storing and retrieving advance care planning materials in the electronic medical record

17.4 Promote the use of advance care planning resources shortly after the time of diagnosis or early in treatment for cancer

17.5 Partner with payers to improve reimbursement for advance care planning conversations to supplement Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services payment rates

17.6 Work to mandate advance care planning services for all Minnesotans

17.7 Partner with health care systems to work collaboratively to promote expanded and effective use of advance care planning


Originally presented at Cancer Summit Minnesota 2017, this “Spotlight” presentation is intended to be a fast-paced introduction to this objective.


A strategy action group has formed to work on Strategy 17.4.  For more information, visit their group page.

At Cancer Summit Minnesota 2017 small groups discussed the strategies corresponding with this objective. Below are their compiled notes:


Original Cancer Plan Advance Care Planning/Hospice workgroup issue statement and objective and strategies on this objective.

Advance Care Planning/Hospice workgroup page.


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Measure: Percent of adults who have completed a health care directive
Data Source: Minnesota Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey
Baseline: 31.6% (2014) Target: 40%