AAHPM Week in Review: August 20-24

The staff has put together this synopsis of AAHPM activities from the week of August 20, 2018: The Nominating Committee met to consider the many highly qualified candidates nominated for officer and director-at-large positions on the AAHPM Board of Directors. All eligible voting members will receive an email with instructions for completing the ballot when … Read moreAAHPM Week in Review: August 20-24

NCP Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care Systematic Review

Coalition Blog #5 – The National Consensus Project (NCP) Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care, 4th edition, will be published on October 31, 2018. The new edition provides guidance and aims at improving access to quality palliative care for all people with serious illness, regardless of setting, diagnosis, prognosis, or age. The effort began with … Read moreNCP Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care Systematic Review

AAHPM Week in Review: August 6 – 10

It’s been a busy week for AAHPM and the field. To keep you apprised, the staff has put together this synopsis of activities from the week of August 6, 2018: More than 400 people are attending the Pedi-Innovate Course and Intensive Board Review Course this week in Minneapolis. They’re learning about the latest advances and … Read moreAAHPM Week in Review: August 6 – 10

Highlights of the October Issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

Listed below are a few articles from the most recent issue of the journal: Original Articles The Trial of Ascertaining Individual Preferences for Loved Ones’ Role in End-of-Life Decisions (TAILORED) Study: A Randomized Controlled Trial to Improve Surrogate Decision Making Daniel P. Sulmasy, Mark T. Hughes, Gayane Yenokyan, Joan Kub, Peter B. Terry, Alan B. … Read moreHighlights of the October Issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

Cambia Health Foundation Announces 10 New Sojourns Scholars to Advance Palliative Care

Elite group of physicians and nurses demonstrate strong leadership potential and commitment to expanding palliative care. PORTLAND, Ore. (Sept. 20, 2017) – The Cambia Health Foundation has announced the acceptance of 10 new physicians and nurses into the Sojourns Scholar Leadership Program, the Foundation’s signature program to develop emerging palliative care leaders. With this new … Read moreCambia Health Foundation Announces 10 New Sojourns Scholars to Advance Palliative Care

Highlights of the April Issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

Listed below are a few articles from the most recent issue of the journal: Original Articles Measuring Advance Care Planning: Optimizing the Advance Care Planning Engagement Survey Rebecca L. Sudore, Daren K. Heyland, Deborah E. Barnes, Michelle Howard, Konrad Fassbender, Carole A. Robinson, John Boscardin, and John J. You Longitudinal Examination of Symptom Profiles Among … Read moreHighlights of the April Issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

Highlights of the February Issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

Listed below are a few articles from the most recent issue of the journal: Education Exchange Teaching the Art of Difficult Family Conversations Rita Dadiz, Michael L. Spear, and Erin Denney-Koelsch Original Articles Dignity Therapy and Life Review for Palliative Care Patients: A Randomized Controlled Trial Dean Vuksanovic, Heather J. Green, Murray Dyck, and Shirley … Read moreHighlights of the February Issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

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

Highlights of the December Issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

Listed below are a few articles from the most recent issue of the journal: Education Exchange How Islam Influences End-of-Life Care: Education for Palliative Care Clinicians Madeline Leong, Sage Olnick, Tahara Akmal, Amanda Copenhaver, and Rab Razzak Special Series on Measuring What Matters Adherence to Measuring What Matters Items When Caring for Patients with Hematologic … Read moreHighlights of the December Issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management