Upcoming Webinar on De-Prescribing Antipsychotics
Register now to attend the webinar "De-prescribing of Antipsychotics in Nursing Home Patients: Current CMS Guidelines" presented by Michelle Weckman, MS MD FAAHPM and Ryan Carnahan, PharmD MS BCPP. The webinar will be held Tuesday, Nocember 8. Learn more and register now.
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.
Call for Case Submissions Closes November 1
Share and disseminate best practices in the field by submitting a proposal for a 20-minute case study presentation. Accepted submissions will be presented at the Annual Assembly in Phoenix, AZ, February 22-25, 2017. Learn more.
Health Affairs Request for Abstracts
Health Affairs is planning a themed issue for July 2017 surrounding Advanced Illness and End-of-Life Care with attention to critical issues in the last stage of life for patients and families. Deadline is November 14. Learn More.
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.
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.
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.
Physician Offers 5 Tips for QI in Palliative Care
Dr. Arif Kamal of Duke University offers 5 tips for palliative care quality improvement efforts, beginning with defining and redefining the problem to be addressed. QI teams should set goals, be curious, and be open-minded to exploring why the problem is occuring. Read more.
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.