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Medicare’s Advanced Care Reimbursements a First Step
HealthLeaders Media

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services this week unveiled a proposed rule change (p.246) that for the first time reimburses physicians and other providers for time spent with patients discussing end-of-life care.

R. Sean Morrison, MD, is a geriatrician and palliative medicine specialist at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, and director of the National Palliative Care Research Center. He spoke with HealthLeaders Media about the long-awaited rule, what it represents, and its potential ramifications. The following is an edited transcript.