Friday, December 10, 2010

Medicare Expanded Coverage of Voluntary Advance Care Planning

Passing this along from our friend Thaddeus Pope at the Medical Futility Blog.


We received a number of comments from physicians, healthcare providers, and others urging us to add voluntary advance care planning as an element to the definitions of both the ``first annual wellness visit'' and the ``subsequent annual wellness visit.''

They base their recommendation upon a number of recent research studies, and the inclusion by statute of a similar element in the existing initial preventive physical examination (IPPE) benefit.
For more click here.



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