Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST)

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PURPOSE The purpose of this White Paper is to highlight the importance of Advance Care Planning conversations and informed medical decision-making in the PA/LTC setting. Additionally, the White Paper will serve to delineate the prerequisites and key...
October 14, 2016
A study of elderly patients' end-of-life forms found that 69% had at least one section left blank, and 14% indicated the patient wanted comfort measures only, but also that they wanted be sent to the hospital, receive intravenous fluids, and/or...
October 4, 2016
Physicians' Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatments, or POLST, forms often are seen as a way to honor the end-of-life wishes of frail elderly individuals when they no longer can speak for themselves. A study published last week in the Journal of the...
September 28, 2016
In recent years, Physicians’ Orders for Life Sustaining Treatments (POLST) forms have been seen as an important way to honor the end-of-life wishes of frail elderly or terminally ill patients who cannot speak for themselves. But while the goal of...
Beginning January 1, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) began reimbursing for time spent discussing advance care planning with patients. The two new current procedural technology (CPT) advanced care planning codes (ACP) (...
This is Domain III of V of AMDA - The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine's Competencies Curriculum for Attending Physicians Practicing in Post-Acute and Long Term Care . See below for information on content included in Domain III,...
This is Domain II of V of AMDA - The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine's Competencies Curriculum for Attending Physicians Practicing in Post-Acute and Long Term Care . See below for information on content included in Domain II,...
This session will review the positive outcomes of an effective advance care planning program across the long-term care continuum that leverages innovative and nationally recognized tools and resources. Participants will be able to employ new...