AAHPM Submits Comments to CMS on MACRA Implementation
In June 27 comments to CMS, AAHPM urged the agency to consider the unique needs of hospice and palliative care patients and providers when implementing quality and payment changes under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).
Summer Institute Handouts Now Available
Access your handouts and evaluations for the Summer Institute. We look forward to seeing you next week at the Intensive Board Review Course, Hospice Course, VitalTalk, and Ascend Leadership Forum.
Free Webinar Recording: MACRA & Palliative Care Providers
Under MACRA, Medicare is moving from volume- to value-based reimbursement. AAHPM leaders present an overview of MACRA's quality and payment provisions and discuss challenges and opportunities this law offers for our field.
Make the World Your Audience - Call for Abstracts
The International Palliative Care Network Conference - 2016 is currently accepting abstracts for poster and lecture presentations from palliative care professionals in all disciplines of the field. Prizes awarded to select submissions. Participation and access is FREE. Submit your abstract today. Deadline is July 15, 2016.
Grant Available through Kindred Gentiva Hospice Foundation
AAHPM was awarded a $300,000 grants from the Kindred Gentiva Hospice Foundation to partially support HPM fellowships that offer a longitudinal experience with a strong hospice and home health component. Applications are now being accepted. Learn more.
Apply for Ho/Chiang Foundation Fellowship Grant Award
AAHPM was awarded a $90,000 grant from the Y.C. Ho/Helen and Michael Chiang Foundation to partially support an adult HPM fellowship that offers a pediatric track. Call for application is now open! Learn more.
Apply for the Circle of Life Awards
The Circle of Life Awards honor innovative palliative and end-of-life care organizations and seek to shine a light on programs that can serve as models for inspiration for other providers. Apply today.
Open Letter to America’s Physicians on the Opioid Epidemic
In an open letter to America’s physicians, American Medical Association (AMA) President Steven J. Stack, MD, calls on the medical profession to play a lead role in reversing the nation’s growing epidemic of opioid abuse and overdose death.
AAHPM Congratulates 2016 Research Scholarship Winners
In its most competitive year yet, the AAHPM Research Committee recently chose 7 well qualified research scholars to participate in NPCRC's Kathleen M. Foley Palliative Care Retreat & Research Symposium. The 2016 event will be held October 2-27, 2016 at Château Frontenac, Old Québec, Canada.
PCORI Announces Research Funding for Palliative Care
PCORI recently shared a new targeted funding announcement to generate needed clinical comparative effectiveness research (CER). The institute seeks to award multiple, large, multi-site, community-based CER studies up to a total of $48 million in support of this goal.