CHA News Article

CMS Issues FAQs on Advance Care Planning Billing

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued the attached frequently asked questions on billing for advance care planning (ACP) services. As described in the attached MLN Matters, these are face-to-face services during which a physician or other qualified health care professional and a patient discuss advance directives, regardless of whether they complete relevant legal forms. Since Jan. 1, ACP services have been billed as an optional element of annual wellness visits.