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Something New

for You from VAHPC

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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a 20-pc. set for $45!



Pain Resource Nurse 

(PRN) Training

April 5, 2017

Nurses are invited to JOIN US for a full day of training as a Pain Resource Nurse (PRN).

The goal is to IMPROVE pain care and to train you to be a resource in your institution for other staff members regarding pain management.

It will also help improve policy and remove barriers in your practice setting. It will take place in Richmond at the Westerre Conference Center. 

For details and to register for the event, use this link. Don't delay, register today!


Westerre Conference Center


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.


your copy today

by using this link



Thank you

to Medline our

Corporate Silver Sponsor




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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.



Advocacy Day

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.   



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.

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March 29, 2017

Advanced Illness Management Summit

Innovations in Hospital & Community Partnerships

Here's your chance to participate in a full day of Clinical and Administrative Tracks, meet with Adult & Pediatric Palliative Care Experts and interact with Health Care Representatives from across the spectrum.

VAHPC is proud to continue its relationship with The Carolina Centers in presenting the Third Annual  Regional Palliative Care Conference.

This year the conference features several speakers from Virginia including Laura Kerbin MD, Malene Davis and Brenda Clarkson.

Use this link to download the brochure which includes information on how to register, directions to the Chapel Hill, NC event site and speaker bios.

Always popular, informational and not to be missed, plan now to join us at the Summit.



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.





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  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



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