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We know you expect our
Clinical Conference to take place
in the Springtime
But this year it's going to be different!
VAHPC is combining the
Clinical Conference & Leadership Forum into one event!
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& 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.
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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.
A Huge Success!
Members of VAHPC's Public Policy Committee met at the Virginia State Capitol on February 9 to meet with members of the Virginia General Assembly and discuss issues surrounding Hospice and Palliative Care.
By all accounts it was a great success with numerous visits being made by 18 attendees to their local representatives.
Pictured above are Good Samaritan members Lisa Marie DiLuigi and Sue Ranson with their local Delegate, Sam Rasoul.
Delegate Rasoul has represented Virginia's 11th District since 2014.
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.
National Prescription Drug
April 29, 2017
Virginia will participate Saturday, April 29, 2017 in the twelfth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), this collaborative effort between state and local law enforcement agencies provides residents with an opportunity to dispose of potentially dangerous controlled substances in an environmentally safe manner.
Healthcare practitioners are encouraged to advise patients about this service and to which is free and anonymous with no questions asked. Collection activities will take place from 10:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. at sites coordinated with law enforcement agencies throughout Virginia. Visit the DEA online for more information and to find the collection site nearest you.
Commonwealth Coordinated Care Plus
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.
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 email@example.com for 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 firstname.lastname@example.org