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January 31, 2018

VAHPC's Advocacy Day

Save the Date!

VAHPC visits the Virginia General Assembly

on Wednesday, January 31st

 

Please plan to come and join us

at the State Capitol


VAHPC encourages everyone to join us in advocating for hospice and palliative care at the State Capitol. 

 

We begin the day with orientation by Becky Bowers-Lanier, our Advocacy Consultant, who will give us updates on pending legislation including a bill we have drafted related to opioid destruction in the home. Following the overview there will be time for discussion before each participant meets with their individual delegates and representatives.

 

After our orientation, we will proceed to the Pocahontas Building to actively participate in the legislative process.

 

Remember to make an appointment to meet your State Representative on January 31, 2018 between the hours of 10.00am and noon.

 

This should be done

well in advance of Advocacy Day!

 

It is up to us to help our representatives understand the important role our members have in end-of-life care.  

 

There is no cost to attend, but you should register prior to the event.

 

Registration opens soon!

 

If you have questions, email info@virginiahospices.org or phone VAHCP directly.  See you on January 31st!

 

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Each week the Hospice & Homecare network offers webinars that offer fresh, new and informative programs.

To access the  full schedule or register for a program, please use this link.


 

 

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a 20-pc. set for $45!

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Risk Evaluation

& Mitigation Toolkit (REM)

This toolkit takes a proactive "partnering" approach to opioid safety and assumes that patients and families want to assure that medications are used safely.

The purpose of this toolkit is to help those who work with hospice patients and their family members address the issue of substance abuse and diversion.

Download

your copy today

by using this link

 

 

Whenever you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to Virginia Association for Hospices and Palliative Care. When you shop for Mom this year, go to Amazon.com, log on to the site using this link. By using this portal, Amazon automatically donates 0.5% of the purchase price to VAHPC. The more it's used, the more support VAHPC receives, so please bookmark the link and use it often!


 

Welcome to Virginia Association for Hospices & Palliative Care (VAHPC)

The Virginia Association for Hospices and Palliative Care advocates for quality care for all persons with life limiting illnesses. 
 
VAHPC  promotes hospice and palliative care education and ethical practices, and serves as a  united voice and resource for its members.
 
Our primary responsibility is to the citizens of the Commonwealth. We hope that you will find this site useful and that you will return frequently  for information and support when facing the challenges of a life-limiting disease.

 

                    

 


 

Happy Holidays

 

from the VAHPC Staff

and Board of Directors


We wish you a Safe and Joyous Holiday Season

 

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BEWARE OF HOSPICE SOLICITATION

The Hospice Support Fund, based in Nashville and using a mail processing center in Merrifield, VA has been soliciting by mail in several areas in Virginia requesting donations "to bring end of life home hospice care to all Americans". This organization is not affiliated with the Virginia Association for Hospices & Palliative Care, nor is it associated with any licensed hospice in Virginia. As far as we can determine no hospice nor hospice patient has benefited from this  organization.

 

Member Links

Palliative Care

The Virginia Department of Health, VDH, has created a palliative care informational website which includes information on the following:

  • delivery of palliative care in the home and in primary, secondary and tertiary environments;
  • best practices for the delivery of palliative care;
  • consumer education materials and referral information for palliative care and
  • continuing education opportunities for health care providers.

Click here for palliative care information.


Commonwealth Coordinated Care Plus

CCC +

Managed Long Term Care Services & Supports (formerly MLTSS) is now called Commonwealth Coordinated Care Plus.

Beginning in July, 2017 the Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) will begin a new initiative. It is estimated that this initiative will involve over 213,00 Virginians.

To better understand the CCC Plus, please click on the title to review an Intro to Commonwealth Coordinated Care Plus.

Additional information can be found in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for CCC, which is accessible here.


Additional Offers:

Market Reports

Latest Medicare Data

We are excited to be able to provide an important tool for your strategic planning using the most recent Medicare data available (2010). Market Reports that will give your hospice organization access to detailed, county-level hospice data as an invaluable tool to compare your program with others in your service area at a discounted price for VAHPC members. Email info@virginiahospices.orgfor more details or click here for order form(2013).

Maps indicating Medicare Hospice penetration by Congressional District are available free of charge for VAHPC Provider Members. Request yours by emailing your congressional district number to info@virginiahospices.org

 
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