end-of-life care

Is end-of-life care the place for big data?The benefits and drawbacks of predictive modeling in end-of-life care decision making.
How to bill end-of-life discussion codes correctlyAre the advance care planning codes in place now in 2016?
First take: Why we should reimburse end-of-life discussionsIn this First Take, Linda Cornfield, MD writes how she discusses end-of-life care with patients and their families. End-of-life care is an important and complicated conversation to have with patients and they need help finding their way down this path.
End-of-life care: The growing role of PCPsChanging payment models means primary care physicians will increasingly take part in palliative care
New report urges sweeping change to end-of-life care system in U.S.All-encompassing change to the U.S.’s end-of-life care system is urgently needed.
Nurses more pessimistic than physicians in regard to end-of-life careCan patients die a dignified death in a hospital? A recent study shows physicians and nurses have different perceptions.
Physicians may soon be paid for end-of-life discussionsThe American Medical Association (AMA) has submitted codes that could finally lead to Medicare reimbursement for end-of-life and advanced care conversations, five years after a previous effort was squashed when the talks were labeled “death panels.”
Optometrist, care for thyselfI know it is human nature to ignore our mortality. I also know running a small business like most of us do, we have our eyes on temporal problems: payroll, staff, insurance. All these little fires leave us with no time for other things, and what gets neglected most often is ourselves.
End-of-life care requires national dialogueChronically ill patients in last years of life account for 32% of total Medicare spending.