Advance care planning visits grow, but rate remains low
Per AAHPM SmartBrief 7/12/19:
Advance care planning visits grow, but rate remains low (link to AMA article)
A study in JAMA Internal Medicine analyzed Medicare claims for advance care planning visits and found billing rose from a rate of 1.9% of beneficiaries in 2016 to 2.2% in 2017. "Despite an increase in ACP claims nationally, particularly among decedents each year, the overall ACP claims rate remains low," researchers wrote. Link to JAMA Internal Medicine article.