November 8, 2015

The game-changing Medicare rule

I will have more to share as we approach the January 1, 2016 effective date of the new Medicare rule that will allow physician reimbursement for discussing advance care planning with patients, including the Universal Health Care Advance Directive form that I am crafting.
For the time being, please begin to think about you can best use that 30 or 60 minutes with your primary physician, sharing your own preferences for end-of-life care and discovering your physician's views on the same.

My Letter to the Editor of the Des Moines Register, Sunday, November 8, 2015: