Original Post URL: http://cchlv.com/advance-care-planning-2016/
Starting January 1, 2016, physicians are able to bill Medicare for having conversations about advanced care planning with their patients. Advance care planning helps the patient learn about the health care options that are available for end-of-life care. This may include the patient learning about hospice care. Advanced care planning is the making of decisions about the care that you would wish to receive if the time cam that you were not able to make those decisions for yourself. Advance care planning enables the patient to make in advance end of life care and decisions based on personal preference. It also allows the patient to share their wishes with the family, friends, and their physicians.