End-Of-Life Care Planning
I found it stunning when I recently read that more than a half million people had taken advantage of new Medicare coverage that pays for end-of-life discussions with their doctors. And there was hardly a peep about it.
The Obama administration has opted to remove any mention of end-of-life care planning from a Medicare regulation that took effect at the beginning of the year, The New York Times reported.
A controversial provision to allow Medicare to reimburse for end-of-life planning consultations could be making a comeback, according to reports.