January 2016

Transforming End-of-Life Care Through ePOLST Implementation

Blog - January 28, 2016
Amy Vandenbroucke, JD

As of January 1, 2016 the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) finalized regulations that will allow Medicare to reimburse health care professionals for discussing options for end-of-life care with their patients. Prior to 2016 it was clear that health care professionals recognized the importance of discussing what kind of care patients wanted in their last years of life, but they could only be reimbursed under limited circumstances.