Quick Take on the 2017 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule: 5 Things You Should Know

By Phillip E. Rodgers, MD FAAHPM Co-chair, AAHPM Public Policy Committee and Quality-Payment Working Group AAHPM Representative, American Medical Association/Specialty Society Relative Value Scale Update (RUC) Advisory Committee On Nov. 15, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published the 2017 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Final Rule. (Access a CMS Fact Sheet.)  Each … Read moreQuick Take on the 2017 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule: 5 Things You Should Know

Research & Retreats: An Inside Look from AAHPM President Christian Sinclair

Each year, AAHPM awards a number of scholarships to deserving individuals to attend the Annual Kathleen M. Foley Palliative Care Retreat & Research Symposium through the Research Scholars Program. Congratulations to our 2016 recipients! Gain an insider’s view of the retreat from current AAHPM President Christian Sinclair. _____________________ During this year as president of the … Read moreResearch & Retreats: An Inside Look from AAHPM President Christian Sinclair

The Faculty’s Top 5 Reasons to Attend the AAHPM Board Review Course

The Summer Institute will be featuring an Intensive Board Review Course on July 25-27 in Pittsburgh, PA. Get ready for your Hospice and Palliative Medicine board certification examination by experiencing this redesigned program which includes didactic presentations, interactive sessions and exam-style questions. 1)      You’re awesome.  Let’s face it, other fields may have some nice folks, … Read moreThe Faculty’s Top 5 Reasons to Attend the AAHPM Board Review Course

ICD-10 Program Focusing on Hospice and Palliative Care

Dear Education Colleagues, Are you familiar with all the ICD-10 changes coming your way? Are you certain exactly where to find morphology codes? What has the 8-week rule regarding initial and subsequent MIs changed to? How does laterality effect your coding? How will you correctly code for symptom treatment? What about the management of terminal … Read moreICD-10 Program Focusing on Hospice and Palliative Care

Education Resource Email #6: Intensive Talk

Dear Education SIG Colleagues, Over the years, many of you have likely become familiar with or participated in Oncotalk and similar courses (e.g. Geritalk, Critical Care Communication Course, Nephrotalk) aimed at improving communication skills of trainees. Through palliative care fellowship and early career development, I felt like I had developed the target communication skills of … Read moreEducation Resource Email #6: Intensive Talk

Education Resource Email #5: Fast Facts and Concepts

Fast Facts and Concepts for Ed-SIG http://www.eperc.mcw.edu/EPERC/FastFactsandConcepts Fast Facts and Concepts (“FF”) are a series of short, peer-reviewed monographs on a wide variety of palliative care topics. They are published on the EPERC website at the Medical College of Wisconsin, as well as co-published in the Journal of Palliative Medicine. FF were started in around … Read moreEducation Resource Email #5: Fast Facts and Concepts

Education Resource Email #4: PalliTalk

Dear Education SIG members, Welcome to the first new Education SIG Resource Email of the year. This email provides further information on “PalliTalk” which you heard about in an email on this listserve last week. PalliTalk is a train-the-trainer course for palliative care faculty interested in learning to teach communication skills to their fellows using … Read moreEducation Resource Email #4: PalliTalk

Education Resource Email #3: AAHPM’s Capitol Hill Days

In the interest of archiving the Education SIG’s “Education Resource Email” collection and making it more widely available, we have decided to post past emails. The email below was originally sent to the Education SIG listserve on November 21, 2012. —————- Capitol Hill Days and advocating for education funding Dear Education SIG colleagues, In the … Read moreEducation Resource Email #3: AAHPM’s Capitol Hill Days