AAHPM Week in Review: September 10-14
September is already flying by. Stay up to date with Academy news by reading this week's Week in Review. This update includes a call for Assembly reviewers, HPMQ videos, information on the Quality Matters Conference, and updates on PCHETA and letters to CMS. Read more.
Quality Matters Conference, October 11
Join your colleagues on October 11 at the 4th Annual Quality Matters Conference, a half-day virtual conference focused on timely issues related to quality of care in palliative care. Registration is free to all participants and registrants will receive complimentary CME/ANCC from Duke University. Learn more.
AAHPM Week in Review: September 3-7
It's been another busy week at the Academy. Get caught up on the lastest activities including, submitting comments to CMS on various proposed rules, joining the PC FACS editorial team, submitting comments to ABIM, new published articles in JPSM, and offsite meetings with NCHPC. Read more.
Seeking Nominations for PC FACS Editorial Board
Looking to get involved in the Academy? Apply to serve in a leadership role on the PC FACS Editorial Team. Applications are being accepted for 17 open associate editor positions. Learn more about these roles and apply by Friday, September 28.
AAHPM Guide to Commenting on PFS/QPP Proposed Rule by 9/10
In its annual rule updating the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program, CMS proposes changes to payment for outpatient E/M visits that would result in a 20% cut for HPM clinicians and threaten seriously ill patients’ access to care. Use AAHPM Talking Points to submit comments on this and other provisions by Sept. 10.
AAHPM Week in Review: August 27-31
The Week in Review is now available. The AAHPM offices will be closed at 4pm ET on Friday, August 31 and will reopen on Tuesday, September 4 at 9am ET. Review important information from this week including upcoming deadlines, proposed changes, and more.
Physician Groups Oppose CMS’ Proposed Changes to E/M Payment
AAHPM joined 150+ physician groups to tell the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services that proposed changes to payment for E/M services will hurt specialties that treat the sickest patients and jeopardize their access to care. The Academy will submit detailed comments on the 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule and soon provide suggested talking points for members that also wish to weigh in.
Your August HPMQ Video: Cancer Immunotherapy
This month's HPMQ tackles the tough question: "How is cancer immunotherapy changing the landscape for palliative care and hospice?", presented by Lynn S. Billing, BSN CHPN and Mary K. Buss, MD MPH. View this and other videos on our online video log.
AAHPM Week in Review: August 20-24
The August 20-24 Week in Review is out. Don't forget to watch this month's HPMQ video and urge your Senator to support PCHETA. Read on to learn more about the happenings at the Academy.
AAHPM Week in Review: August 13-17
It has been another busy week at the Academy. Read our week in review for more information on a $2.4 million grant, professional development activities, and new AAHPM socks!