Billing and Coding is complex and certainly NOT a core medical competency for most doctors. The Precourse discussion by Martha Twaddle, Janet Bull and Christopher Acevedo was both timely and enlightening. Here are some of the salient points from the talk: Look at complexity BEFORE coding Time!! If the clinician bills only on time you … Read moreCoding and Billing… I finally see the LIGHT!
Henry the County Extension Agent was making the rounds of the feed stores when he ran into one of the local ranchers he hadn’t seen in a while. “Say, Jake,” he said, “I’m hosting a seminar next week over at the Grange and one of the experts from down at the University is coming in … Read morePreconference Workshop – Challenging Medication Management Issues at the End of Life
I was very pleased that registration this morning was organized, efficient, and fast. I arrived at the registration area of the conference center around 7:45am (I may have slowed my stroll through the mall that is attached to the conference center for some window shopping prior to arrival). There was a line of about 25 … Read moreRegistration: Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Welcome to Boston! If you have any questions about anything Boston related, stop by the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau Concierge Desk at the Hynes Convention Center located by AAHPM Registration during these times: Wednesday: 9 pm-6 pm Thursday; 9 am-4 pm Friday, 9 am-5 pm Saturday, 9 am-3 pm Fenway Park is just … Read moreEntertainment Ideas for Boston
The fifth edition of the Primer of Palliative Care will debut at the 2010 AAHPM & HPNA Annual Assembly, March 4-6, in Boston, MA. Authored by Tim Quill, MD FACP FAAHPM; Robert G. Holloway, MD MPH; Mindy Stevens Shah, MD; Thomas V. Caprio, MD FACP; Aaron M. Olden, MD; and Porter Storey, Jr., MD FACP … Read moreA Word with the Authors: Primer Tracks Growth in Field
Nearly 2,300 people are expected to descend on Boston in the next few days for the AAHPM & HPNA Annual Assembly, and the burning question on everyone’s mind is … where am I going to eat? Actually, with the extensive array of educational sessions and networking opportunities planned for nearly every hour of the day, … Read moreEating Out in Boston: AAHPM Member Edition
… to find yourself in Boston, MA, for the AAHPM & HPNA Annual Assembly March 3-6! The Opening Reception is now less than two weeks away, but there’s still time to join more than 2,200 of your colleagues at the Assembly—click here for more details and to register. Already planning to attend? There’s so much … Read moreIt’s not too late…
“You want to go into what?” Explaining to family and friends exactly what palliative medicine is and why you’re interested in it can be a daunting task. In my experience, the looks usually go from confused to dismayed to confused again. “How could you possibly want to do something so…morbid? You have to be a … Read moreStudent Perspective: Our Identity as HPM Physicians
Join the Humanities SIG at the Assembly in Boston for an illuminating discussion of the award winning book, This Republic of Suffering, on Saturday, March 6, 12:15 – 1:15 pm. Among the questions we’ll discuss: Prior to the Civil War, the end of life process commonly occurred at home, with family, the family physician, clergy, … Read moreWhat Does the American Civil War Teach Us About Contemporary Death and Mourning?
AAHPM submitted the following letter to US News & World Report in response to Dr. Bernadine Healy’s “On Health” column from the recent February 2010 Special Issue – “Aging Well” – which included some misleading comments about hospice and palliative medicine. We encourage AAHPM members to post their thoughts at the end of the article … Read moreAAHPM President Reacts to Misleading HPM News Article