Over at TIME magazine I explain why Medicare paying doctors for end-of-life planning now is a good first step, but much more is needed.

As I say in the article,

without training physicians to do this hard work, paying them appropriately, aligning other payment incentives, and orienting the public to these difficult decisions, we are not going to see a change in end-of-life experience or cost in the U.S. anytime soon.

Read the rest at TIME.

Posted by Jennifer Brokaw

Dr. Jennifer Brokaw worked for fourteen years as a board-certified emergency physician before becoming a private consultant, patient advocate, writer, and speaker on the topics of end-of-life planning, medical decision-making and medical advocacy.

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