Palliative in Practice: Equipping Oncology Professionals with Core Palliative Care Skills
August 2017
Saskia Siderow, MPH, and Allison Silvers, MBA, share the results of their investigation of palliative care as the path to high-value care, and efforts to instill core palliative care skills at leading cancer institutions.

CAPC Webinar: “National Palliative Care Chains and Local Responses”
May 2017
Third-party community palliative care providers are expanding their national footprints, contracting with health plans in need of solutions for their most complex patients. Saskia Siderow, MPH, outlined the industry landscape and examined the business models of three fast-growing companies. Co-presenters Rodney Tucker, MD, of the University of Alabama School of Medicine, and Kristofer Smith, MD, of Northwell Health Solutions, discussed how their health systems approached collaboration with third-party providers in their service regions. The webinar is available to CAPC members only.

“Delivering Home-Based Palliative Care within an ACO. ProHEALTH Care’s Approach”
“Providing Early Palliative Care Interventions for Patients with Serious Illness. Sharp HealthCare’s Approach”
February 2017
Saskia developed and wrote case studies of community-based palliative care programs successfully operating within alternative payment models: ProHEALTH Care in New York and Sharp HealthCare in California. The work was conducted for CAPC and Leavitt Partners, and published in the Accountable Care Learning Collaborative at Western Governors University.

“Alternative Payment for Palliative Care Across Settings”
Research poster presented at the Center to Advance Palliative Care Annual Seminar, October 2016

Media training workshops for early-stage researchers
National Palliative Care Research Center retreat in Quebec City, October 2016.

 “Palliative Care Improves Quality of Care, Lowers Costs”

Managed Care Magazine, July 2016. 

“Value-Based Payment and Community-Based Palliative Care: Opportunity Knocks”
Palliative in Practice, July 2016.

“America’s Care of Serious Illness”
2015 State-by-State Report Card on Access to Palliative Care in our Nation’s Hospitals

Saskia was the writer for the CAPC Report Card, providing first drafts and editing services, working with multiple CAPC researchers to synthesize what they had learned into a document that could be used for advocacy in Washington.

Website for the Center to Advance Palliative Care


Saskia worked on multiple components of CAPC’s all-new website as the organization rebranded and relaunched with a membership-based model. Work included editing policy positions, language for landing pages and consumer-facing public awareness messages.

Website for the Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute

2012-2013 and ongoing

Worked on all new content pro bono, with periodic updates.