Tuesday, August 25, 2009

End-of Life Counseling Already Covered

Republicans were for end-of-life counseling before they were against it.

The "Welcome to Medicare" visit includes such counseling, the current revision is to to cover the discussion every five years.

"No, Mr. Jones, I realize you're 85 now and it's been 20 years since we discussed this topic, but it's not covered anymore. You are just going to have to review our notes from 1989 and read a couple medical journals to see what's standard of care now."

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