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Medicare pay for end-of-life planning adopted by Obama administration
Modern Healthcare

The CMS is moving forward with plans to create distinct Medicare billing codes and rates for end-of-life care planning, a policy that physicians greeted enthusiastically when it was proposed in July.

The Obama administration included the policy in the final version of the 2016 physician payment rule, which is the first update to Medicare’s physician payment policies since Congress scrapped the sustainable growth-rate (SGR) formula this year.