AAHPM Week in Review: March 18-22
Catch up on the latest Academy news: a recap of the Annual Assembly, registering for the 2020 Assembly, new State of the Science research meeting, donation matching goal met, approved bylaws, and a new Fellowship Program Director's Guide. Learn more.
Apply for the Hearst Leadership Scholars Fund
This scholarship fund is designed to increase the number of qualified hospice and palliative medicine physicians who have access to leadership development opportunities to supplement clinical training. Through the support of the Hearst Foundations, this will fund AAHPM physician members who are interested in participating in professional development activities. Learn more.
New in 2020: The State of the Science in Hospice and Palliative Care
A one and a half day research meeting, entitled The State of the Science in Hospice and Palliative Care, will be debuting in 2020. This meeting will be co-located with the 2020 Annual Assembly in San Diego. Learn more about this first ever research meeting from AAHPM. Early registration is now available.
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.
Application Cycle Now Open – 2019 Research Scholars Program
AAHPM is now accepting applications from members for funding to participate in the Annual Kathleen M. Foley Palliative Care Retreat & Research Symposium of the National Palliative Care Research Center to be held October 22-24, 2019 in Jackson Hole, WY. The application deadline is April 15, 2019. Apply now.
AAHPM Week in Review: March 4-8
Catch up on what you may have missed this week: Hearst AAHPM Leadership Scholarship is open, Hospice Medicine Council leaders were appointed, AAHPM signed onto the Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research's letter, AAHPM was represented in an LGBTQ roundtable discussion, and more. Read more about these and other items.
Updates to AAHPM Bylaws
In an effort to be more inclusive and to recognize the value and benefit of diverse member perspectives, the Board of Directors approved changes to the Academy's bylaws. Members can login to learn about the bylaws changes, share feedback, provide comments, and learn how to vote on these changes.
AAHPM Week in Review: February 25-March 1
This weekend is the final weekend to register online for the Annual Assembly in Orlando, FL, March 13-16, 2019. We hope you will join us. Check your inbox for information on the AMA RUC survey that was distributed this week. You can also learn about various meetings that the AAHPM staff has attended to connect and network with other organizations. Read more.
AAHPM Surveying Physician Members for E/M Code Revision
CPT guidelines and descriptors to report E/M office visit codes will undergo extensive revision for implementation in 2021. Look for an e-mail from the Academy linking to an AMA RUC survey that will help AAHPM, in concert with the RUC, recommend accurate relative values for physician work and direct practice expense to CMS. Learn more.
TECUPP and Measure Specification Panel Selected
To support the Palliative Care Measures Project, a new Technical Expert Clinical User Patient Panel (TECUPP) and Measure Specification Panel (MSP) were announced. The panels will contribute direction and thoughtful input on the development of the measures for patients with serious illness. View the panel members and learn more about the project.