• The advanced directives flip-flop: My question answered

    I asked if proper procedure was followed in the administration’s end-of-life planning flip-flop. Jim Hufford answers.

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    • Well written response.

      While it is not your answer, I am still left wanting as to how rule figures into payment. It is “included” in wellness visit means what?

      Does the ICD-9, “Advanced Directive Counseling” box get checked, and there is an additional payment with the wellness visit? Is it just a gratis service with the visit, same fee?

      Obviously, it all has implications on whether the process would actually happen, despite the green light to do it? I suppose that would get ironed out once the rule is official and Secretary solidifies.

      Still fuzzy though.

      Brad