Medicare Approves Payment for End-of-Life Counseling Print
Written by Robert Lowes | Medscape Medical News   
Friday, 30 October 2015 00:00

A proposal too hot to handle in the nascent days of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) became a reality today <October 30, 2015> when the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved payment for voluntary end-of-life counseling as part of its 2016 Medicare physician fee schedule.

The new policy will help seniors "make important decisions that give them control over the type of care they receive and when they receive it," CMS said in a news release.

Last Updated on Friday, 06 November 2015 17:31