AAHPM Week in Review: April 15-19, 2019

AAHPM is seeking individuals to serve on the AAHPM Quarterly editorial leadership team to manage the overall direction of the newsletter, contribute to planning meetings and solicit articles. To apply, send a letter of interest indicating the positions for which you’re applying, why you would like serve, and suggestions for moving the publication forward movement, along with your CV to Laura Davis by May 13.


AAHPM, in partnership with the National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care and Rand Health, is leading a three-year effort to develop patient-reported quality measures in outpatient palliative care for the CMS Quality Payment Program. Learn more about serving as a test site for this project.


Interested in becoming Hospice Medical Director Certified? Now is the time to act as the application deadline to sit for the certification exam is Mon., April 22. The examination window is May 23-June 14. Learn more about HMDCB’s Practice Pathway. AAHPM provides helpful resources for those new to the field or experienced hospice practitioners looking for critical updates.


AAHPM President Joanne Wolfe was on Capitol Hill to meet key congressional staff and discuss Senate reintroduction of the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA). She expressed thanks for lead sponsor Sen. Tammy Baldwin’s steadfast support and met with Senate HELP Committee staff to discuss the role of palliative care in efforts to address rising healthcare spending.


AAHPM staff members Cara Alexander and Julie Bruno were present at the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) Leadership and Advocacy Conference in DC this week. In addition to networking with leaders in hospice and palliative care at the AAHPM exhibit booth, Cara and Julie enjoyed catching up with Academy members and colleagues. See tweets from the meeting #LAC19.

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