Opioid Prescribing: Safe Practice

We currently face an unprecedented crisis involving opioids, as anyone paying attention to media reports knows. More people are dying of overdoses than die from vehicular crashes or from gun violence. Many of these overdose deaths, and most of the recently noted increases, involve opioids. The reasons for the recent increase are multifactorial. One cause … Read moreOpioid Prescribing: Safe Practice

Palliative Care and Hospice Organizations Collaborate to Advance the Field

The National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care: Working together to coordinate, communicate, and collaborate on advocacy, quality, and beyond Inaugural Issue #1 – What is the Coalition? Why is it Important? Welcome to the first blog post from our Coalition. If you have attended a hospice or palliative care conference in the last few … Read morePalliative Care and Hospice Organizations Collaborate to Advance the Field

Participate in Mapping Community Palliative Care

The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC), in collaboration with the National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care (NCHPC), is launching an exciting new initiative to build a comprehensive inventory of community palliative care programs across all service settings—including home, office/clinic, and long-term care. While there is growing research demonstrating the positive impact of palliative … Read moreParticipate in Mapping Community Palliative Care

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

A Take on the Hospice Course – From the Presenters

The Summer Institute is featuring Hospice Practice is Changing – Take Charge! where you can learn the latest knowledge and tools to advance your practice and prepare for what’s coming. See what the presenters have to say about this upcoming course in Pittsburgh, PA, July 26-27, 2016. . Deepen your knowledge and understanding of the … Read moreA Take on the Hospice Course – From the Presenters

First Neuro-Palliative Care Workshop in Peru

On May 13-14 2016, the Peruvian Societies of Palliative Care (Sociedad Peruana de Cuidados Paliativos, SPCP) and Neurology (Sociedad Peruana de Neurologia, SPN) held their first two-day conference and workshop on “Palliative Care and Neurology” in Lima, Peru. In a country without a palliative care training program, and where the development of palliative care is … Read moreFirst Neuro-Palliative Care Workshop in Peru

Retreat into Learning and Wisdom

The AAHPM Research Scholars Program facilitates participation for AAHPM members to attend the Annual Kathleen M. Foley Palliative Care Retreat and Research Symposium of the National Palliative Care Research Center (NPCRC), cosponsored by the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA), American Cancer Society (ACS), and AAHPM. The 2015 event was held October 20 – 22 … Read moreRetreat into Learning and Wisdom

Medicare Pay for Advance Care Planning Doesn’t Fall That Short

By Phil Rodgers, MD FAAHPM AAHPM Public Policy Committee Co-chair and RUC Advisor Dr. Jennifer Brokaw’s article from Time magazine linked in the 11/10 SmartBrief concludes that CMS payment for advance care planning (ACP) services, that will start January 1, 2016, is inadequate to support the time necessary for physicians and qualified providers to provide … Read moreMedicare Pay for Advance Care Planning Doesn’t Fall That Short