November 3, 2010
Our friend Thaddeus Pope passes this along from his Medical Futility blog. It's a brief report from Charlie Sabatino, JD, regarding Medicare coverage for advance care planning. For more click here.
From Charlie's report: "You'll recall that a legislative provision to offer voluntary ACP every 5 years was dropped from the healthcare reform bill because of hysteria over government encouraged euthanasia. This approach to the annual wellness exam restores some sanity to the picture."
PS: Charlie will be in Kansas City November 13 for the Legacy of Nancy Cruzan Conference. For more visit www.practicalbioethics.org.