AHA posts videos of Summit award recipients

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The recipients of the 2017 Circle of Life Award, Dick Davidson Quality Milestone Award for Allied Association Leadership, Equity of Care Award, and AHA NOVA Award are spotlighted in new videos on the AHA's YouTube channel. The awards were presented last month at the AHA Leadership Summit in San Diego.

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: quality, equity, awards, advanced illness care

Coalition launches campaign to transform advanced illness care

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The Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC), whose members include the AHA, today launched a national campaign to transform advanced illness care through policy change, state and community organizing, and support for family caregivers. According to the coalition, the Campaign to Transform Advanced... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Medicare, advanced illness care

Apply for the 2018 Circle of Life Award

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Does your organization have an innovative palliative and end-of-life care program? If so, consider applying for the 2018 Circle of Life Award.

Since 1999, the “Circle of Life Award: Celebrating Innovation in End-of-Life Care” has honored shining examples of human compassion – care that helps people feel... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality, awards, culture of safety, members, hospice, advanced illness care

National Healthcare Decisions Day underway all week

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National Healthcare Decisions Day, a week-long event this year, runs through April 22. The national effort aims to help people understand the value of advance health care planning. See today’s AHA Stat blog post for more information, or visit www.nhdd.org to pledge to participate. 

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: advanced illness care

National Healthcare Decisions Day

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A health care crisis can be the worst possible time to make legal and medical decisions for yourself or for the care of a loved one.

Yet, that is often the case when complex decisions about care have not been made ahead of time. The physical and emotional impact of accidents and acute illness can make a... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: patient and family engagement, advanced illness care

Summit examines advanced illness care

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The Coalition to Transform Advanced Care today kicked off a two-day summit focused on the future of advanced illness care. Addressing attendees, AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack called for policy changes to help palliative care initiatives. “We need to remove barriers that prevent the integration of... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: advanced illness care

CMS issues coding/billing factsheet on Medicare advance care planning

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued a factsheet on coding and billing for advance care planning in the Medicare fee-for-service program. CMS pays for voluntary advance care planning under the Medicare physician fee schedule and hospital outpatient prospective payment system.

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Medicare, coding, advanced illness care

Umbdenstock named to C-TAC Board of Directors

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The Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC) has appointed Rich Umbdenstock, AHA past president and CEO, to its Board of Directors. Also joining the board is Jeffrey Burnich, M.D., senior vice president of medical and market networks for Sacramento, CA-based Sutter Health. “The expertise that Rich and... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: governance, advanced illness care

Reminder: Summit to convene leaders in advanced illness care

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The Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC) will host its third National Summit on Advanced Illness Care Sept. 20-21 in Washington, D.C. AHA is a co-sponsor of the event, which brings together national leaders in advanced illness care. For more information or to register, visit www.ctacsummit.org.

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tag: advanced illness care

Summit to convene leaders in advanced illness care

AHA News Now

The Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC) will host its third National Summit on Advanced Illness Care Sept. 20-21 in Washington, D.C. AHA is a co-sponsor of the event, which brings together national leaders in advanced illness care. For more information or to register, visit www.ctacsummit.org.

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: advanced illness care

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