Registration for the 2021 Annual Assembly of Hospice and Palliative Care (February 17-19) will open on November 2. We are redesigning the virtual experience so you can receive the best hospice and palliative care education and the opportunity to connect with others – in new and different ways. Check out the Schedule at a Glance to see what we have planned.
AAHPM Board of Directors met virtually this week and approved a preliminary 2021 budget and the AAHPM award recipients; reviewed the Operating Plan, financial forecasts, and the Q3 Investment Report; and received updates from the COVID Task Force, Strategic Coordinating Committee Chairs and Council Chairs.
AAHPM expressed its support of the Council of Medical Specialty Societies’ (CMSS) statement refuting the claim that physicians are overcounting COVID deaths for financial or political gain. The Academy stands firmly with its members who are working tirelessly to serve the needs of their seriously ill patients and their families during this public health crisis.
AAHPM also joined fellow CMSS members in issuing a statement of support for osteopathic physicians, given recent negative portrayals in media and advertising.
AAHPM joined an amicus brief supporting a request for U.S. Supreme Court review of Circuit Court decisions offering opposing conclusions as to whether a difference of opinion among physicians alone is sufficient to prove falsity of a hospice claim. (Read more in Medscape and Hospice News.) The brief was filed jointly by the Academy, NHPCO, NAHC, ACHA, and the AMA (at AAHPM’s request).