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.

Membership

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Alabama Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is to be the state's united voice for end-of-life care by being an advocate for its members through the provision of information and education.

Vision Statement

The vision of the Alabama Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is to:

  • Provide its members with the most up-to-date and accurate information regarding end-of-life care
  • Be seen as the ultimate resource for public policy to improve end-of-life care
  • Provide members factual information about the latest rules, regulations and local laws pertaining to end-of-life care
  • Provide superior education at an affordable price to its' members
  • Provide a liaison between members and other national, regional and state hospice organizations, and
  • Ensure that the citizens of Alabama are informed about their choices for end-of-life care

The Benefit of Membership

  • Policy and payment updates regarding hospice and palliative care
  • Educational conferences including
    • Pallmetto GBA Updates
    • State regulatory updates
    • CEU programs
    • Quarterly membership meetings for networking
    • Quarterly Hospice Aide Education Teleconferences
    • Annual Meeting
  • State and federal legislative updates
  • Networking with other hospice providers
  • Is the advocate for hospice care in the state of Alabama.

Membership Categories

Provider Members:

Provider Members are organizations that provide direct hospice and palliative care services to patients and families.  These are hospice organizations, home health/hospice organizations, free standing hospice houses, hospital palliative care units and hospice palliative care units.

Join AHPCO in 2017 - Membership application and renewals are available online.  Join before January 31, 2017 and save 2%!
$50 Late Fee after January 31st.

Provider Application - Online
Provider Application - Download

Non Provider Application
Non Provider Application Download

2017 Officers Announced

AHPCO has elected it's new executive board for 2017.  Congratulations to all who have agreed to serve. The new executive committee is listed below.

Meet the 2017 Executive Board of AHPCO
Executive Board