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A standing-room only crowd on Capitol Hill saw something rare in Washington -- both Houses of Congress, members from both parties, think tanks from the left and the right, and a technology company came together to support bipartisan legislation. The Medicare Choices Empowerment and Protection Act is supported by legislators from both parties in both the House and the Senate.
Starting in 2016, doctors of those with Medicare can get reimbursed for routine advance care planning conversations. These conversations can be tremendously powerful for people as they examine and think through their wishes and priorities.
The New Medicare Fee Schedule Honors Doctors with Reimbursement Codes to Discuss Advance Care Planning
In the Fee Schedule for Medicare Physicians recently released by CMS, the government took an important step by including two codes allowing doctors treating Medicare patients to be reimbursed for having advance care planning discussions.