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C-TAC has shared policy recommendations focused on removing barriers to advance care panning with Congressional leadership as they continue to craft new legislation in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The recommendations aim to increase access to these critical conversations, which are more important than ever during the pandemic. The coronavirus can quickly result in serious illness and the inability to make autonomous treatment decisions.
C-TAC believes that coverage of advance care planning services must be easy and accessible for everyone, especially those on Medicare. We are calling on Congress to:
- Waive patient cost-sharing and deductibility of Medicare Advance Care Planning services
- Include clinical social workers in the definition of eligible practitioners who can bill for Medicare Advance Care Planning services
- Ensure that advance care planning documentation executed validly in one state are honored in other states
For more information about C-TAC’s legislative and regulatory efforts, please contact Policy & Advocacy Manager Davis Baird at DBaird@theCTAC.org.