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.
Hearst Leadership Scholars Fund Applications due July 2
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.
Ho/Chiang Foundation Fellowship Grant Applications Open
AAHPM was recently awarded a $90,000 grant from the Y.C. Ho/Helen and Michael Chiang (Ho/Chiang) Foundation to partially support an adult hospice and palliative medicine fellowship training program that offers a pediatric track preparing physicians to practice as a pediatric hospice and palliative medicine (HPM) subspecialist following training
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.
AAHPM Leaders Promote PCHETA in Briefing for Congressional Staff
On May 17, AAHPM leaders Paul Tatum and Sean Morrison participated in the Patient Quality of Life Coalition briefing for congressional staff to promote the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA), legislation that would expand HPM workforce, awareness & research. Urge your lawmakers to support the bill or thank them if they do. Act now!
New Opioid Resources Available
Continue your education on opioid prescribing to improve your practice and advocate for balanced public policy. This new opioid hub provides resources from AAHPM and other organizations to help increase your knowledge in pain management. Explore the resource page.
2018 Research Scholars Announced
AAHPM congratulates the recipients of the 2018 Research Scholars. Each scholar will attend the 12th Annual Kathleen M. Foley Palliative Care Retreat and Research Symposium to develop their core methodologies for conducting palliative care research. View the recipients and learn more.
Apply for the Ho/Chiang Foundation Fellowship Grant Award
AAHPM is awarding a $40,000 grant from the Y.C. Ho/Helen and Michael Chiang Foundation to partially support an adult HPM fellowship that offers a pediatric track for the 2019-2020 academic year. Call for applications is now open! Learn more.
Intensive Board Review Course this August
Held August 9-11, 2018 in Minneapolis, MN, this board review course will provide you with a learning experience designed to prepare you for the Hospice and Palliative Medicine certification examination. Learners will be provided high-yield information targeted towards board relevant material. Learn more and register now!