Continuing Education Credits & Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Points
Continuing education credits and MOC points are available to those who attend the Annual Assembly. In order to receive your credits and MOC points, you will need to complete an evaluation after the Assembly has concluded.
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 have until May 31, 2021 to claim CE credits. Please ensure you complete the overall evaluation, along with session evaluations to print or save your certificate.
View the Annual Assembly disclosure report.
NOTE: AAHPM and HPNA have removed session 103 “Everybody Matters: What Last Year Taught Us for This Year.” Aspects of this presentation violate our commitment to diversity and eroded trust among members. Removing the video is a show of respect for our members. If you have already watched the live presentation or viewed the on-demand video, you are still able to claim the CE/MOC credit for that session by May 31. If you have not previously viewed the video, it can no longer be claimed for credit.
NOTE: AAFP prescribed credit for the live event must have been claimed by February 22, 2021 at 4pm CT. Prescribed credits are not available for the on-demand recordings. Please complete the ABMS MOC satisfaction survey.
Continuing Medical Education 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 48 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- Live event: Up to 11.75 credit hours
- Recording: Up to 48* credit hours
*Number of CME/MOC credits subject to change upon speaker 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 33.25 management hours and 17.25 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 2021 Annual Assembly of Hospice and Palliative Care and deemed it acceptable for up to 11.75 Online Only, Live AAFP Prescribed credit. Term of Approval is from 02/17/2021 to 02/19/2021. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AAFP Prescribed credit for the live event must have been claimed by 4pm CT February 22, 2021.
NOTE: AAFP Prescribed credit is not available for the on-demand recordings.
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:
- 48* Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program; and
- 48* MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) Maintenance of Certification Program.
*Number of CME/MOC credits subject to change upon speaker availability.
It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM or ABP MOC credit."
Other Certification Boards
Through the American Board of Medical Specialties (“ABMS”) ongoing commitment to increase access to practice relevant Continuing Certification Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory, 2021 Annual Assembly of Hospice and Palliative Care has met the requirements as a MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) for the following ABMS Member Boards:
MOC Part II CME Activity
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Psychiatry and Neurology
Deadline for Physicians Claiming MOC Points
Physicians have until May 31, 2021 to claim MOC points. Please ensure you enter the correct board certification ID number and birth information during the evaluation process.
Physician Assistants may claim a maximum of 48 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.
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 48 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.
- Live event: Up to 11.75* NCPD hour award
- Recording: Up to 48* NCPD hour award
*Number of NCPD credits subject to change upon speaker availability.
NCPD certificates will delineate Category 1 Designated Pharmacotherapeutic Credit Hours earned in addition to NCPD hours awarded for the conference courses successfully completed.
The 2021 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 25 knowledge-based CPE contact hours.
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 46 GENERAL continuing education credits.
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 in 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.
AAHPM and HPNA endorse the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and the American Nurses Credentialing Center standards for disclosure and commercial support and endeavor to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor for all accredited products and programs. All who are in a position to control or influence the content of an educational activity must disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.
*Disclosure documents were reviewed for potential conflicts of interest and, if identified, they were resolved prior to confirmation of participation. Only those who had no conflict of interest or who agreed to an identified resolution process prior to their participation were involved in this activity.
*A commercial interest is defined as any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. (Exclusions at the time of this writing included: 501(c) not-for-profit organizations, government organizations, liability and health insurance providers, non-healthcare related companies, group medical practices, for-profit hospitals, for-profit rehabilitation centers, for-profit nursing homes, blood banks, and diagnostic laboratories.)