Benefits of Membership

Leadership – Voice – Innovation – Impact

These are the 4 cornerstones on which TCC member benefits are built. The Carolinas Center has been the leading voice and innovator for hospices since 1977. Our impact has been felt across the Carolinas and the nation through our visionary leadership, critically relevant educational offerings, regulatory expertise, technical assistance, tools and resources, and beneficial collaborations. The Carolinas Center provides Member Benefits that are specially designed to support your hospice and palliative care staff. We pride ourselves in offering you resources that will advance your programs and services toward a sustainable future. In fact, we have a number of discipline-specific groups that support the work you do everyday.
Policy & Advocacy
The Carolinas Center is the forward-thinking voice of hospice in North and South Carolina. We are singularly committed to representing hospice and palliative care interests without diluting our attention on other, often competitive interests. TCC has been the leading advocate for hospices in the Carolinas since 1977.
Regulatory Assistance
The Carolinas Center provides regulatory assistance from expert staff support for critical issues as they emerge; Member Interest Groups (MIGs) as a forum for you to learn, share, network and act; and Specialty Consulting from in-house staff experts. All forms of regulatory assistance are available as part of your hospice and palliative care membership. Some topics of particular and ongoing interest include:
  • CMSRegulations
  • Palmetto GBA
  • Audit Readiness
  • QAPI
  • Billing Changes
  • Database Software
  • Inpatient Units
  • Accreditation
  • Palliative Care
  • Serving Veterans
  • Pediatrics
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • Volunteer Services
  • Advance Care Planning
  • Education
    The Carolinas Center's education programs set the standard for hospice and palliative care professional development. Offered in a variety of formats, TCC educational programs give you what you need to succeed in your business. TCC offers you Education that is Timely, Accessible, and Affordable!
  • The award-winning Breakfast for Brainiacs monthly audio conference on concerns that appeal to both clinical and non-clinical staff
  • Webinars that bring timely topics right to you
  • One-, two- and three-day conferences that provide targeted education on critical issues and provide invaluable opportunities for networking with your peers
  • Staff-delivered on-site training tailored for your hospice organization.
  • Information
    The Carolinas Center delivers the information you need, when you need it, and in a format you can immediately use.
  • Weekly newsletters, providing up-to-date hospice and palliative care news and information on pertinent topics, such as regulations and compliance, billing changes, audit activity and hospice stories as they are lived and reported on throughout the country.
  • Monthly newsletters summarizing Quality & Compliance issues and resources, and Palliative Care news and resources.
  • Regular email alerts and social media posts that keep you updated on need-to-know information in real time
  • Interactive Member Website
    The Carolinas Center's members-only site provides access to exclusive member content. This dynamic environment offers members a place to share and collaborate with each other from any place they are connected to the Internet.
  • Online Data & Information about hospice , at your fingertips, 24/7
  • Virtual Communities for TCC members to interact with peers from the comfort of your office
  • Full text searchable resources that provide guidance and how-to information in support of your hospice work
  • Patient referrals via a publicly searchable database on our website
  • Other Services
  • Free employment listings for TCC members
  • Group purchasing program
  • Access to TCC's private health insurance exchange
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Collaborating Partners
    The Carolinas Center works in partnership with organizations and coalitions to advance common agendas. We work with leading organizations in both states and nationally to ensure that TCC members are always represented at the table. Our collaborations include:
  • AARP
  • Alliance for a Healthier South Carolina
  • The American Cancer Society
  • American Institute of CPAs
  • American Society of Association Executives (member)
  • Association Executives of NC (member)
  • BCBSNC (Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina)
  • BCBSSC (Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina)
  • California Hospice & Palliative Care Association
  • The Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence (CCME)
  • CCME's Midland Community Coalition (member)
  • Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC)
  • Hospice Compliance Network
  • Hospice House Network
  • Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (member)
  • LeadingAge North Carolina
  • Missouri Hospice & Palliative Care Association
  • NAHC Forum of States (member)
  • National Association for Home Care & Hospice (member)
  • National Council on Medicaid Home Care
  • National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization (member)
  • NHPCO Council of States (member)
  • NHPCO Hospice Action Network
  • NHPCO Regulatory Committee (member)
  • NHPCO Relatedness Workgroup and Security Best Practices Workgroup (member)
  • NC Academy of Family Physicians
  • NC Alliance for Effective Care Transitions
  • NC Association of CPAs
  • NC Bar Association
  • NC Center for Nonprofits
  • NC Coalition on Aging (member and officer)
  • NC Department of Health and Human Services
  • NC Division of Health Service Regulation
  • NC State Health Coordinating Council
  • NC Long Term Behavioral Health Committee
  • NC Division of Medical Assistance (Long-Term Services and Support Work Group; Medical Care Advisory Committee; Options Work Group)
  • NC Healthcare Information and Communications Alliance, Inc. (member)
  • NC Hospital Association
  • NC Institute of Medicine (NCIOM)
  • NCIOM Task Force on Alzheimer’s and Related Dementia (member)
  • NC License to Give Trust Fund Commission (member)
  • NC Medical Society
  • NC Medical Society's Ethical & Judicial Affairs Committee
  • NC Medical Society's Toward Accountable Care Consortium
  • NC Nurses Association (member)
  • NC PACE Association
  • Physician Advisory Group (member)
  • NHDD/SCHDD - National & SC Healthcare Decisions Day
  • Palmetto GBA Hospice Coalition (member)
  • SC Bar
  • SC Board of Medical Examiners
  • SC Coalition for the Seriously Ill (charter member)
  • SC Department of Health and Environmental Control
  • SC Department of Health and Human Services
  • SC Health Care Association
  • SC Health Collaborative (member)
  • SC Hospital Association
  • SC Hospital Association's Medicaid Expansion Initiative
  • SC Hospital Association's PART Advisory Board (Preventing Avoidable Readmissions Together)
  • SC Hospital Association's SC Society of Chaplains
  • SC Institute of Medicine and Public Health
  • The SC Lieutenant Governor's Office on Aging
  • SC Medical Association's Bioethics Committee
  • Virginia Association for Hospices & Palliative Care