Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST)

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August 10, 2021
The COVID pandemic brought a renewed focus on the importance of advance care planning (ACP) and identifying preferences for care and interventions prior to a medical emergency. There are various forms and processes that can be used for this purpose...
July 17, 2020
The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine - AMDA - and National POLST said AMDA has become the first national organization to formally support the adoption of a national POLST (Physican Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment) form. POLST...
Resolution and Position Statements
INTRODUCED BY: The Pennsylvania Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, California Association of Long-Term Care Medicine, Ohio Medical Directors Association THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and...
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 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...
Resolution and Position Statements
Policy D-14 THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that AMDA—Dedicated to Long Term Care Medicine and its state chapters promote the Physician's Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) Paradigm by supporting education about, dissemination and...