Community-Based Palliative Care Guidelines Project Underway
AAHPM will be one of several organizations working to develop new community-based palliative care guidelines beginning in 2017. A grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation will fund the project. Learn more.
Annual Assembly Hotel Accommodations
The Annual Assembly hotel rooms are filling up fast. A limited number of hotel rooms are still available so be sure to plan your stay soon. We are in the process of securing additional rooms, but encourage you to check hotel and travel sites for more options. You will be notified as space opens up.
2017 Billing and Coding Webinar Recording Now Available
If you missed the 2017 Coding and Medicare Changes for Billing webinar, don't worry. The webinar is available as an MP3 audio recording or an MP4 webinar recording synchronized to the PowerPoint slides. Learn more and order now!
Free Webinar Recording: New CMS Quality Payment Program
Starting January 2017, Medicare is moving from volume- to value-based reimbursement. AAHPM leaders present an overview of the CMS Quality Payment Program and discuss challenges and opportunities it offers for our field. Are you prepared?
Funding Awarded for National Registries Project
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation awarded AAHPM and its partner organizations a 12-month $487,000 grant to explore clinical data registry development to advance the quality of care for patients with serious illness. AAHPM will serve as the lead organization for this project. Learn more.
Upcoming Webinar on 2017 Coding and Medicare changes
Register now to attend the webinar "2017 Coding and Medicare Changes for Billing" presented by Jean Acevedo, CHC CPC CENTC LHRM. The webinar will be held Wednesday, December 14. Learn more and register now.
Pathways Project Will Improve Chronic Kidney Care
Dr. Dale Lupu and Dr. Alvin Moss will serve as co-investigators on a 15-month grant awarded for the Pathways Project to support the development of evidence-based best practices for delivering person-centered palliative care to patients with chronic kidney disease. Learn more.
NQF Endorsed 23 Palliative and End-of-Life Measures
Measures focusing on physical, spiritual, religious, existential, ethical, and legal aspects of care, as well as care of the patient at the end of life, received endorsement status from NQF. For a complete list of measures or more information, see NQF's Palliative and End-of-Life Care project.
All-Payer ACO Model Aims to Transform Healthcare in Vermont
Vermont is the first state to implement an "All-Payer Model" that aims to improve the health care system by paying providers for what works, unlocking health care data, and finding new ways to coordinate and integrate care to improve quality. Read more.
Final Cancer Moonshot Report Released
The Obama administration's Cancer Moonshot Task Force, led by Vice President Biden, released a final report on October 17, 2016. The report focused on efforts to end cancer, and details new government and private actions that could accelerate progress. Read the report now.