February 4, 2016


With the new Medicare rule effective January 1, 2016, your primary physician can now be reimbursed to have that Advance Care Planning conversation with you. It could be some of the most valuable 30 or 60 minutes you will ever spend with your doctor, so spend it wisely.

To help you prepare for that patient-physician Advance Care Planning dialogue, to communicate your care preferences to your proxy and loved ones and to document your advance care plan properly, I am offering this free D.E.C.I.D.E. GUIDE:

It includes a Glossary, to make sure you and your doctor are speaking the same language. And it has action steps for you to follow to practice meaningful Advance Care Planning. The right time to make a plan for managing health care and end-of-life care is while you still can. The time is now.