Medicare will now fund end-of-life health care planning consultations. Pre-planning, family discussions of these (end-of-life) issues, won’t ease the pain of dealing with medical crisis; what is does do is lay the groundwork for making informed decisions based on what the patient really wants, what the patient’s priorities and beliefs require. It is a road map through both crisis and longterm care.
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Medicare to Fund End-of-Life Planning Consultations With Physicians