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NEW! Recent Legislation Supporting HMDCB 

HMDCB has been gaining traction in the national dialogue as being an important marker of quality.

New California Bill - a recently passed bill to update the state’s Health & Safety Code included a reporting requirement for hospices to share whether their physicians are certified by HMDCB or an ABMS Board.

AAHPM's Letter - in a recent letter to Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) about hospice program integrity, AAHPM recommends reporting on physicians who are HPM or HMDCB-certified and incentivizing hospice physicians to earn the HMDC credential.


"Value of the HMDCB Community"
Spring 2022 NHPCO Newsline

"Q&A with Hospice Administrators"
Spring 2021 NHPCO Newsline

"Q&A With HMDCB Certificants" 
Spring 2020 NHPCO Newsline

"Q&A with the New President of the Hospice Medical Director Certification Board"
Spring 2019 NHPCO Newsline

"Why I Took the HMDCB Exam & How I’m a Better Physician Because of It"
Spring 2017 AAHPM Quarterly

"Recognizing the Special Skillset of the Hospice Medical Director" 
Spring 2017 NHPCO NewsLine

"Hospice Medical Director Certification is Vital to your Organization"
Winter 2015 NHPCO NewsLine


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Press Releases

HMDCB Releases 2022 Initial Examination Statistics and 2022 Certificants
Released August 2022

HMDCB Releases 2021 Certificant Renewals
Released December 2021


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"Taking the HMDCB exam is an extremely useful tool for assessing your HMD skill set and knowledge, which can help frame professional development. Being certified is desirable, when you consider the competitive environment within which many of us practice.”

Chief Medical Officer at Hospice Austin, Austin, TX