Administration reverses course on end-of-life care planning regulation

UPDATE: I just spoke with an Obama Administration official who said the new proposed rule would be published at 4:15pm today in the Federal Register. This will allow for comment. He also confirmed to me that the advance care planning provision remains in the initial Welcome to Medicare visit with a physician. That provision was included by┬ávia statute during the Bush Administration in 2008. In other words, all of the bluster from social conservatives is a bit late. The Administration official … [Read more...]


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