AAHPM Week in Review: August 6 – 10
The August 6-10 Week in Review is out, including news items such as summer course successes, E/M documentation and payment changes for 2019, Hearst AAHPM Leadership Scholars, PCHETA meetings, HMDCB certificants and the International Physician Scholarship. Read the newest AAHPM Week in Review.
AAHPM Week in Review: July 30 - August 3
To keep you apprised of the many happenings within AAHPM, we continue to compile a weekly synopsis of the Academy news. This edition features July 30 - August 3, including news items such as the PQLC Virtual Lobby Day, executive committee meeting, CMS final rule on quality reporting, and more. Read the newest AAHPM Week in Review.
PCHETA Passes U.S. House - Urge Senate to Take Action
On July 23, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1676, the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA) – legislation developed by AAHPM. Now, we need the Senate to act for the bill to become law. Help bring PCHETA over the finish line – contact your U.S. senators today using AAHPM’s Legislative Action Center!
Registration Now Open for Ascend Leadership Training
Ascend is an interactive 2-day course designed for hospice and palliative care professionals to learn and grow as a leader, both emerging and seasoned. Small group activities will help you connect with your peers, rethink your practice, and gain tools you and your team can use. Learn more.
AAHPM Week in Review: July 23-27
To keep you apprised of the many happenings within AAHPM, we have begun to compile a weekly synopsis of the Academy news. This edition features July 23-27, 2018, including news items such as PCHETA, AAHPM awards, Ho/Chiang Scholarship, and Circle of Life awards. Read the new AAHPM Week in Review.
PCHETA Advances in U.S. House of Representatives
On July 12, the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Energy and Commerce voted to report out H.R. 1676, the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA) – legislation developed by AAHPM – advancing the measure for consideration by the full House. Watch a video of the bill markup (see 36:16).
AAHPM Weighs in on Proposed Hospice Regulations
The Academy’s Public Policy Committee, Quality Committee and Hospice Medical Director Council leaders guided development of AAHPM’s comments to CMS on the annual proposed rule that would update hospice payment rates and the wage index for FY 2019 as well as modify the hospice quality reporting program. Read the letter.
New Project to Develop Quality Measures for Seriously Ill
AAHPM members were invited to serve on an expert panel at the RAND Corporation to help develop Quality Measures for Community-Based Care for the Seriously Ill. Supported by funding from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, researchers hope to have survey measures developed and tested by the end of 2020. Read more.
Proposed PACSSI APM to Support Palliative Care Teams
AAHPM proposed the Patient and Caregiver Support for Serious Illness (PACSSI) physician-focused alternative payment model (APM). This new model would add new payments based on patient need and disease severity that are crucial to palliative care services. Recently, the new payment model earned backing from the AMA and a key CMS panel. Read more about the payment model.
Apply to Become a Fellow of the Academy
Want to earn recognition as a Fellow of AAHPM? This honor is achieved by physicians whose professional activity is devoted to the practice of hospice and palliative medicine and are active, board certified members of the Academy. View the application and learn how you could become an FAAHPM in 2019.