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 Physician 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.
MACRA Final Rule
CMS released the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) final rule with a comment period for implementation. The final rule is an integral aspect of the CMS Quality Payment Program that will reform Medicare payments for clinicians across the country. Access the final rule and the executive summary to learn more.
Push for #PCHETA
On November 14, join AAHPM and fellow hospice and palliative care stakeholders in a virtual Push for #PCHETA to help advance the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act before Congress adjourns this year.
Congratulations Fellowship Grant Recipients
Congratulations to the 2016 Kindred Gentiva Hospice Foundation Grant recipients: University of Kansas Health System and MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care and to the recipient of the 2016 Ho/Chiang Foundation Fellowship Grant: University of Alabama at Birmingham. Read more.
Quality Reporting and MACRA Resources
Looking for resources to navigate MACRA and other quality reporting related topics? The newly updated AAHPM Quality Reporting section has information about preparing for MACRA, value based reimbursement, quality reporting programs, and more. Learn more.