A PRACTITIONER’S GUIDE TO ADVANCE CARE PLANNING DISCUSSIONS IN THE POST-ACUTE AND LONG-TERM CARE SETTING

White Paper
April 2, 2019

AMDA- THE SOCIETY FOR POST-ACUTE AND LONG-TERM CARE MEDICINE
WHITE PAPER A17

SUBJECT: A PRACTITIONER’S GUIDE TO ADVANCE CARE PLANNING DISCUSSIONS IN THE POST-ACUTE AND LONG-TERM CARE SETTING INTRODUCED BY: ETHICS SUBCOMMITTEE AND ADVANCE CARE PLANNING WORK GROUP

INTRODUCED ON: MARCH 2017

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 elements necessary to the adequate performance of an Advance Care Planning visit under the CMS billing codes, 99497 and 99498, which were implemented beginning January 1, 2016.