AAHPM, AMGA, and OptumLabs awarded grant funding from AARP

AAHPM, in collaboration with the American Medical Group Association (AMGA) and OptumLabs, has been awarded grant funding from AARP to develop and test new pain treatment and other outcome measures in a “seriously-ill” population as part of the National Quality Forum (NQF’s) Measure Incubator project. The principal investigators and Academy staff are working with OptumLabs’ … Read moreAAHPM, AMGA, and OptumLabs awarded grant funding from AARP

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

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

Reflecting on the Palliative Care Research Retreat

As I landed in Quebec for the Annual Kathleen M. Foley Palliative Care Retreat and Research Symposium, I had little idea what was in store for me at this fantastic professional networking opportunity. As a junior investigator in the field of palliative and end-of-life care research, I was certainly looking forward to this opportunity. But … Read moreReflecting on the Palliative Care Research Retreat

AAHPM and Partners Receive Grant to Fund National Registries Project

Clinical data registries (CDRs) have the potential to demonstrate value and drive measure development within the specialty of hospice and palliative medicine. They also advance Maintenance of Certification and research endeavors and promote national quality improvement. The increasing requirement for quality reporting within value-based payment programs has elevated the need for organized data systems. Physicians … Read moreAAHPM and Partners Receive Grant to Fund National Registries Project

AAHPM Physician Compensation Survey Reveals Diversity in Pay, High Job Satisfaction

Charles V. (Chuck) Wellman, MD FAAHPM, is Chief Medical Director of Hospice of the Western Reserve in Cleveland, OH, and chair of AAHPM’s Leadership and Workforce Strategic Coordinating Committee It is with great pleasure that we can finally announce the availability of the AAHPM Physician Compensation and Benefits Survey Report. Two years ago a poll … Read moreAAHPM Physician Compensation Survey Reveals Diversity in Pay, High Job Satisfaction