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    ​I live in South Dakota. Our state's Department of Vital Records sends an e-mail to the attending physician of record when the certificate is available to complete, and we click the link to their website to complete the certificate electronically using ...

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    Another nice reference guide that's available online is Medical Certification of Death by Medscape at: https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1776211-overview#showall ------------------------------ Ronald Crossno MD,HMDC,FAAFP,FAAHPMrcrossno@earthlink.net ...

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    The CDC has an excellent publication on proper completion of Death Certificates. ' physician's Handbook on medical certification of death ' PHS 2003-1108 Well worth the read. Something I was never taught in medical school. Also prudent to know basic ...


  • AAHPM held its Ascend leadership training course in early October at the Hyatt Lodge in Oak Brook, IL. Ascend is a live, intensive 2-day program that features deeper dives on focused topics and leadership skills developed for hospice and palliative medicine professionals by hospice and palliative medicine professionals. One attendee, Christine D. Hudak, MD, OhioHealth Hospice, ... Read moreA Wrap Up of Ascend 2019
  • Registration is now open for the Annual Assembly and the State of the Science in Hospice and Palliative Care. Make your reservations early to save your spot. If interested in attending both events, you can save 20% on your Annual Assembly registration rate. Call for proposals for both the Annual Assembly and State of the Science research symposium are now open. ... Read moreAAHPM Week in Review: October 7-11, 2019
  • Call for proposals for both the Annual Assembly and State of the Science research symposium are now open. Read the guidelines for the Annual Assembly call for case sessions and call for scholar e-posters (due November 1) and the State of the Science call for abstracts (due October 23). Registration is now open for ... Read moreAAHPM Week in Review: September 30 October 4, 2019

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