CMS Announces New Rule

On October 30th, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule that authorizes Medicare starting January 1, 2016 to pay clinicians for advance care planning conversations with patients. Who will this rule affect? This decision will affect approximately 50 million Medicare beneficiaries and has the potential to create waves throughout the health care…

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Persian Language Series

Announcing Persian Language Series of Videos and Guides We are excited to announce 10 new Persian language videos and 2 new Persian langauge guides. New Videos CPR: An Overview CPR: Advanced Heart Failure CPR: Advanced Disease CPR: Advanced Cancer Goals of Care: An Overview Goals of Care: Advanced Heart Failure Goals of Care: Advanced Disease Goals of…

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ACP Decisions Featured in the Atlantic

The May 2013 edition of The Atlantic just released a feature article ( “How Not to Die”) by Jonathan Rauch about Dr. Volandes and ACP Decisions’ “low-tech, high-empathy plan” to revolutionize end-of-life care. The article not only tells the story behind the creation of ACP Decisions but also describes its videos as “inexpensive and low-tech,” highlighting that they might avert…

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