On January 1, the White House announced a new policy

That would have paid doctors for discussing end-of-life planning during their Medicare patients’ annual wellness visit.

Under this policy, physicians would be paid to encourage their patients to establish an advance directive, which would guide medical care if the patient became incapacitated from illness, and could no longer make medical decisions for him/herself.

via The advance directive is only a part of end of life decision making.

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