Global Palliative Care Quality Alliance to Host Free Webinar
The GPCQA will be hosting their second annual Quality Matters Virtual Conference on Thursday, October 20. The Quality Matters Conference is the first national virtual conference dedicated to the advancement of quality within palliative care. Learn more and register.
AAHPM Represented at Inaugural Health Equity Forum
AAHPM participated in a recent health equity forum convened by The Joint Commission and American Hospital Association to address health care disparity and set a national agenda to achieve health equity. Learn more.
NPCRC Now Accepting Letters of Intent
The NPCRC is accepting Letter of Intent online for its 2017 Pilot/Exploratory Project Support Grants (Pilot), Junior Faculty Career Development Awards (CDA) and the Transition to Independence Awards (TIA). Submissions are due November 2, 2016 by 5pm EST. Learn more.
Help Build Momentum Following PCHETA Congressional Hearing
Important progress is being made in moving the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA) forward in Congress, with a hearing held on the bill September 8. Use AAHPM's Legislative Action Center to email and tweet your members of Congress to keep the momentum going.
Free Webinar: How Health Care Can Accelerate Health Equity
On September 15, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement will hold a free webinar "How Health Care Can Accelerate Health Equity". Dr. Ronald Wyatt from the Joint Commission and his colleagues will provide suggestions from a new framework focusing on making health equity a strategic priority at all levels and throughout your organization. Learn more.
Top 10 Tips for Palliative Care Quality Reporting
Janet Bull, MD, Arif Kamal, MD and colleagues, outline 10 tips for palliative care clinicians completing CMS's Physician Quality Reporting System measures in the Journal of Palliative Medicine. Failure to submit the quality data for 2015 will result in a 4% negative reimbursement penalty in 2017.
ASCO & AAHPM Joint Statement on High-Quality Palliative Care
In a joint statement on defining and providing high-quality palliative care, these medical societies offer guidance on “primary palliative care in oncology”–specific aspects of palliative care that should be considered as part of routine cancer care delivered directly by medical oncology practices. Learn more.
August's HPMQ Video Released
This month's HPMQ (Hospice and Palliative Medicine Questions) video features the question "What is my key role as a hospice and palliative care clinician in spinal cord compression?" presented by Janet Abrahm, MD FACP FAAHPM. Watch the video.
TJC Announces New Performance Measures for Palliative Care
The Joint Commission completed a standardized performance measure set in support of its Advanced Certification Program for Palliative Care. All hospitals seeking certification and those currently certified will be required to implement the new measures effective January 1, 2017. TJC selected measures for their set identified as important through Measuring What Matters.
Hospice Medical Director Manual, 3rd Edition Launched
This new manual is double the size of the last edition. New chapters include topics on burnout, leadership, diversity, and ethics. Define best practices for your role and gain access to tools and sample documents for you to utilize in your daily work. Learn More.