Continuing Education Credits & Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Points
Accredited Continuing Education credits and MOC points are available to those who are registered to attend the Annual Assembly. In order to receive your credits and MOC points, you will need to attend the session and complete an evaluation after sessions have concluded to include the overall Program Evaluation.
The evaluation is designed to further enhance your learning through reflection. You will be asked about key take-aways from each session that you can use in your practice. You are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to reinforce your learning.
Claiming Annual Assembly CE/MOC
Attendees of the Annual Assembly had until June 15 at 11:59pm CT to claim CE credits.
NOTE: AAFP prescribed credit for the live event must have been claimed by February 15, 2022 at Noon CT. Prescribed credits are not available for the on-demand recordings.
Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credits
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and The Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association. The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AAHPM designates this Other activity (credit for real-time and self-paced learning) for a maximum of 92.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- Preconference workshops on February 9 only: Up to 7.5 credit hours
- Main live conference from February 9-12: Up to 18 credit hours
- Recordings (excluding preconference workshops): Up to 78* credit hours
- Assembly Encore registrants only: Up to 23.5 credit hours.
*Number of CME/MOC credits subject to change upon presenter availability.
American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine
This other activity (real-time and self-paced learning) has been pre-approved by the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM) for a maximum of 44.5 management hours and 17.5 clinical hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director (CMD) in post-acute and long-term care medicine. The CMD program is administered by the ABPLM. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit actually spent on the activity.
American Academy of Family Physicians
The AAFP has reviewed the 2022 Annual Assembly of Hospice and Palliative Care and deemed it acceptable for up to 20.50 Live AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of Approval is from 02/09/2022 to 02/12/2022. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Points
"Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to:
- 92.5* Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program; and
- 92.5* MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) Maintenance of Certification Program.
- This activity contributes to the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology™ (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®. Please consult the ABA website, www.theABA.org, for a list of all MOCA 2.0 requirements; and
- Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn credit toward the CME of the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous Certification program.
It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABA, ABIM ABP and ABS MOC credit."
*Number of CME/MOC credits subject to change upon presenter availability.
Deadline for Physicians Claiming MOC Points
Physicians have until June 15, 2022 to claim MOC points. Please ensure you enter the correct board certification ID number and birth information during the evaluation process.
PAs may claim a maximum of 92.5 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society and AAFP prescribed credit.
Registered Nurses and APRNs
The Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC's) Commission on Accreditation under Provider number P0284.
Successful conference session completion awards the RN participant 93.75 credit hours (60 minutes per credit hour) in blended activity format. Attendees must attend the session in its entirety, attest to attendance at time of evaluation, and complete/submit online evaluation within the time frames designated.
- Preconference workshops on February 9 only: Up to 8.75 NCPD hour award
- Main live conference from February 9-12: Up to 18* NCPD hour award
- Recording (excluding preconference workshops): Up to 78* NCPD hour award
- Assembly Encore registrants only: 23.5 NCPD hour award
*Number of NCPD credits subject to change upon presenter availability.
NCPD certificates will delineate Category 1 Designated Pharmacotherapeutic Credit Hours earned in addition to NCPD hours awarded for successfully completed conference courses.
The 2022 Annual Assembly offers Category 1 Designated Pharmacotherapeutic Credit Hours specific to national ANCC and AANP recertification of the NP/CNS, which includes current clinical application of pharmacology across the life-span including, drug-specific information, safe prescribing practices and information, safe medication administration, prescribing methodologies, new regulations, and/or similar content.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Amedco LLC designates this activity for a maximum of 20.5 knowledge-based CPE contact hours.
NOTE: ACPE credit for the live event must be claimed by Tuesday, February 15, 2022, at Noon CT. ACPE credits are not available for the on-demand recordings.
NOTE to Pharmacists: The only official Statement of Credit is the one you pull from CPE Monitor. You must request your certificate within 30 days of the activity to meet the deadline for submission to CPE Monitor.
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Amedco is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Amedco maintains responsibility for this course. Social Workers completing this course receive 58 GENERAL continuing education credits. (This only applies to the live virtual conference and corresponding recordings.)
The following state boards accept courses offering ASWB ACE credit for Social Workers: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NM, NV, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WV, WY
*WV accepts ASWB ACE unless activity is live in West Virginia then an application is required.
The following state boards accept courses offering ASWB ACE credit for Counselors: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, MA, MD, ME, MO, ND, NE, NM, NH, NV, OK, OR, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WY
AL / Counselors: Activities not providing NBCC approval may be approved by the Board for individual licensees upon receipt of acceptable documentation prior to the activity. Please send course details to your licensing board for approval BEFORE the event. No approvals afterward by the board.
MI: No CE requirement
The following state boards accept courses offering ASWB ACE credit for MFTs: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, IA, ID, IN, KS, MD, ME, MO, NC, NE, NH, NM, NV, OK, OR, PA, RI, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WY
MA / MFTs: Participants can self-submit courses not approved by the MAMFT board for review.
MI: No CE requirement
The following state boards accept courses offering ASWB ACE credit for Addictions Professionals: AK, CA, CO, CT, GA, IA, IN, KS, LA, MO, MT, ND, NM, NV, OK, OR, SC, WA, WI, WV, WY
Certificate of Attendance will be available.
Since healthcare professionals serve as the trusted authorities when advising patients, they must protect their learning environment from industry influence to ensure they remain true to their ethical commitments. Many healthcare professionals have financial relationships with ineligible companies. By identifying and mitigating relevant financial relationships, we work together to create a protected space to learn, teach, and engage in scientific discourse free from influence from organizations that may have an incentive to insert commercial bias into education.
In order to participate as a person who was in a position to control the educational content of the 2022 Annual Assembly of Hospice and Palliative Care, AAHPM and HPNA asked all planners, faculty and reviewers to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible companies that they had over the past 24 months regardless of whether the individual viewed the financial relationship(s) as relevant to the educational content. AAHPM and HPNA defined ineligible companies as those whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. There was no minimum financial threshold for individuals to disclose financial relationships with ineligible companies.
After we received all planner, faculty and reviewer disclosure information, AAHPM and HPNA reviewed the information to determine whether the individual's financial relationship(s) were relevant to the accredited continuing education of the 2022 Annual Assembly. Please note: the identification of relevant financial relationships did not necessarily mean that individuals were unable to participate in the planning and implementation of the 2022 Annual Assembly rather, our ACCME and ANCC accreditation standards required that relevant financial relationships be mitigated before individuals assumed their role in the 2022 Annual Assembly.
For more information on the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, please visit ACCME or ANCC (language revised from Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education Toolkit © 2020 by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®).