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    Today (9/16/21), AAHPM president Nathan E. Goldstein, MD FAAHPM, offered the Academy's support as U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin and Rep. Yvette D. Clarke, lead sponsors of the AAHPM-crafted Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA), sent ...

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    Hi Howard, It's my understanding that the CMS 1135 waiver which allows for telehealth hospice F2F encounters will be in effect throughout the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. The PHE declaration must be renewed every 90 days and was last renewed ...

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    Some of our local hospices are doing their F2F MD visits virtually.  However, I thought that CMS has ended the approval for considering such visits valid.  Does anyone know if this policy has been changed, now with the Delta variant causing havoc? ...


  • The National Coalition of Hospice and Palliative Care recently released their August edition of the National Pediatric Palliative Care Task Forces quarterly newsletter, PPC NOW. AAHPM is a proud member of the Coalition, and is represented on the National Pediatric Palliative Care Task Force by AAHPM board member Tammy Kang, MD FAAHPM of Texas Children’s ... Read moreAAHPM Task Force Member Interviewed in PPC NOW
  • Read the editor’s picks for the most recent issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management (JPSM), the official journal of AAHPM. Quality Indicators in Surgical Palliative Care: A Systematic Review Katherine C. Lee, Claire M. Sokas, Jocelyn Streid, Steven S. Senglaub, Kathleen Coogan, Anne M. Walling, Zara Cooper Witnesses and Victims Both: Healthcare ... Read moreHighlights of the September 2021 Issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
  • Take a glimpse into all that has taken place at the Academy in the previous month. We are hard at work for our members, the field of hospice and palliative care, and all who care for seriously ill patients and their families. AAHPM held their second Virtual Career Fair on August 19, seeing more than ... Read moreAAHPM Monthly Wrap Up August 2021

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