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Docs bill Medicare for end-of-life consultations as ‘death panel’ fears re-emerge

Docs bill Medicare for end-of-life consultations as ‘death panel’ fears re-emerge

By JoNel Aleccia Kaiser Health News End-of-life counseling sessions, once decried by some conservative Republicans as “death panels,” gained steam among Medicare patients in 2016, the first year doctors could charge the federal program for the service. Nearly 14,000 providers billed almost $35 million — including nearly $16 million paid by Medicare — for advance care planning conversations for about […]

February 15, 2017 | By | Reply More