Welcome to the Alabama Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

AHPCO has been advocating for hospice in Alabama for more than 33 years.

The Alabama Hospice and Palliative Care Organization was created to promote understanding of the hospice benefit provided by Medicare, Medicaid and most insurance companies. Made up of hospices and palliative care programs throughout the state, AHPCO provides up-to-date and accurate information regarding end-of-life care.  The organization also works to improve public policy regarding end-of-life care by providing information to elected officials and decision makers. In addition we work to promote a better understanding of hospice and palliative care within our communities.

AHPCO is a not-for-profit organization that advocates for better awareness of hospice and end-of-life care issues in the state. Our goal at AHPCO is to maintain the highest ethical standards and establish the organization as a grassroots political voice for dying patients and their families.

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AHPCO Annual Conference
October 18-20 at Perdido Beach Resort 

 
Save the Date for the 33rd AHPCO Annual Conference
Our 2017 Conference Team Up to Win! reflects the importance of working together in an ever changing and difficult regulatory environment. The rules change constantly and we have to know the hospice playbook.
This year's conference features speakers with the experience and knowledge to help us all be more successful and provide high quality patient care.
We have teamed up with the Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing Association Alabama Chapters to provide a special palliative care track in our pre-conference on October 18.  In a separate track, the Alabama Advanced Regional Response Training Center will provide disaster preparedness planning assistance to meet the new Conditions of Participation.
The conference will feature a comprehensive track offered by Palmetto GBA on Getting it Right the First Time. This will cover the hospice regulations and is a great refresher for those who have been in hospice for a long time and a very important for those who are new to hospice.  We will also have additional clinical tracks that will be announced soon.
On the final day of the conference we focus on current regulatory issues with updates from the Alabama Department of Public Health and Palmetto.
Stay tuned for more registration information.