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Dec 23 2015

A New Year – New Hope For Your Voice in Your Care

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.

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Nov 25 2015

Senate, House Bills on Advance Care Plans Represent Significant Step Forward

In a major step forward in the ongoing effort to empower consumers to have their voices heard in their healthcare, last week, Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) and U.S. Representative Diane Black (R-Tenn.) led the simultaneous introduction in both Houses of Congress of bipartisan legislation incentivizing digital advance care planning. The legislation encourages individuals to provide clear guidance to their medical providers and family members about their healthcare decisions.

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Nov 24 2015

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.

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