AAHPM Week in Review: October 21-25, 2019

Last chance to vote in the AAHPM election to help shape the future of the Academy. Visit the voting web site, enter your last name and member ID number, click login, and follow the instructions to cast your vote. Voting closes October 28, 12 pm CT. Contact Member Services at 847 375 4712 if you have any questions.

Here’s your last opportunity to submit for the Annual Assembly of Hospice and Palliative Care.  Review the guidelines for the call for case sessions and call for scholar e-posters. Submissions are due November 1. Register to attend the Annual Assembly by January 30 and save up to 25% with the early bird rate.

Congratulations to the 40 individuals who were selected as Emerging Leaders in Hospice and Palliative Medicine for their career accomplishments, involvement in the Academy, mentoring of residents and students, and participation in charitable work. The Emerging Leaders will be recognized at the 2020 Annual Assembly.

The CMS Innovation Center announced a Request for Applications for the new Primary Care First payment model demonstration to begin in 2021. (Review FAQs.) The model includes a Seriously Ill Population (SIP) option that draws on AAHPM’s work to advance an alternative payment model for serious illness care. Register for webinars on Oct. 30 and 31 for details on SIP participation and submitting a practice application by the Jan. 22 deadline.

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