New Payment Models Include Options for Serious Illness Care
The CMS Innovation Center has announced new primary care payment models to reward high-value care, including a design to support seriously ill patients that builds on AAHPM’s proposed APM and offers hospice and palliative care providers new payment opportunities. CMS will hold webinars for interested stakeholders on 4/30 and 5/16. Learn more and register.
AAHPM Week in Review: April 15-19
Are you caught up on all things AAHPM? Learn about joining the editorial board, becoming Hospice Medical Director Certified, serving as a test site for quality measures, supporting PCHETA, and advocating for our field. Read more.
Complete Your 2019 Assembly Evaluations by April 30
Looking to claim your continuing education credits from the Annual Assembly? Complete your conference evaluation by Tuesday, April 30. Start your evaluation now.
Apply for the AAHPM Quarterly Editorial Board
Applications are now being accepted for the AAHPM Quarterly Editorial Board, including an associate editor-in-chief and four senior section editors. Interested applicants must submit a letter of interest and current CV by May 13. Learn more about these volunteer positions.
AAHPM Week in Review: April 8-12
Stay up to date on the industry news - there was a lot this week. The MACRA Palliative Care Measures Project TECUPP and MSP held meetings, the CDC clarified its opioid prescribing guidance and the FDA made labeling changes, and AAHPM signed a letter calling Congress to pass the Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act. Read more.
AAHPM Comments on Pain Management Best Practices Draft Report
The Academy offered feedback on findings and recommendations in a draft report from the HHS Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force established under the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act. AAHPM calls for balanced, evidence-based, person-centered policy to support patients with pain. Read the comment letter.
Webinar on Palliative Care Quality Clinical Data Registry
Did you know that palliative care has a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) through ABFM called PRIME Registry? You can report measures to CMS's Quality Payment Program, specifically MIPS, when you join. Learn more about the PRIME Registry and view a demo by attending one of many webinar offerings.
Test Site Recruitment for MACRA Palliative Care Measures
AAHPM, in partnernship with the National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care and Rand Health, is leading a three-year effort to develop patient-reproted quality measures in outpatient palliative care for the CMS Quality Payment Program. Learn more a bout serving as a test site for this project.
AAHPM Week in Review: April 1-5
Continue to stay active in the Academy: submit an abstract for the 2020 Annual Assembly and provide feedback by completing an elearning survey by April 12. Read up on AAHPM's external activities, including comments submitted to an HHS task force and representation at the NASEM workshop in DC. Learn more.
AAHPM Week in Review: March 25-29
This is your final weekend to register for the 2020 Annual Assembly at the lowest rate of the year! The call for abstracts opens April 1, so start to get your your session proposals together. Read the full week in review for more information and upate yourself on how your organization can serve as a test site for patient-reported quality measures.