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Advance Care Planning

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) pays for voluntary Advance Care Planning (ACP) under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) and the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS).

https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Medicare-Learning-Network-MLN/MLNProducts/Downloads/AdvanceCarePlanning.pdf

Advance Directives

Advance directives explain how you want medical decisions to be made when you’re too ill to speak for yourself.

https://www.medicare.gov/manage-your-health/advance-directives-long-term-care

Portable Medical Orders

POLST = Portable Medical Orders. POLST forms are medical orders that travel with the patient (your state may call it something other than POLST).

https://polst.org/

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