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Editorial: Medicare reimbursement for end-of-life planning long overdue

July 11, 2015 Spokesman-Review Opinion It’s perhaps fitting that in the same week Sarah Palin shut down her subscriber-based online channel, Medicare announced it will reimburse health care providers for talking with patients about what care they want after they become too ill to speak for themselves. The wise and too-long-delayed decision to pay doctors for engaging patients in discussions about end-of-life care was a feature of the proposed Affordable Care …Read More