Advance care planning helps design a treatment strategy or plan for health care providers to follow when our patients have a serious, advanced illness. This planning allows us to understand our patients’ goals of care, so they match the type of care that we give. Documents exist that allow patients to record this information to prevent misunderstandings. We need to discuss the information in these documents while they can actively participate in the conversation so that we along with their loved ones understand their wishes/preferences for health care and the personal goals, values, religious or cultural beliefs that affect their decisions. To assist you we have placed important, state-specific, Advanced Care Planning documents below.
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Did you know that physicians can now bill for Advanced Care planning conversations? If you would like more information about billing for Advanced Care Planning or if you need help starting the conversation with your patients, one of our trained healthcare experts can assist you.
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