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Palliative Care: An Opportunity for Medicare

CAPC--funded report, Palliative Care: An Opportunity for Medicare, has been published and recently disseminated by CAPC. The publication focuses on regulatory and administrative changes that could be made by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services.

Maureen Furletti, MHS, Helen L. Smits, MD, Bruce Vladeck, PhD
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This publication, written by Helen L. Smits, MD, Maureen Furletti, MHS, and Bruce C. Vladek, PhD, of the Institute for Medicare Practice, focuses on solutions that could be implemented relatively easily at low cost, some of which would lead to improvements in the reimbursement for palliative care services.

Additional Resources

Billing for the Professional Services of Physicians
How to Fund Your Palliative Care Program
Concurrent Session A
June 2002, Seattle, WA
Charles F. von Gunten, MD, PhD. FACP
PowerPoint Presentation

Physician Payment for Medicare Care Plan Oversight
IBC Government Services * Fiscal Intermediary

Questions and Answers Related to Care Plan Oversight Information
Department of Health & Human Services/HCFA
Division of Medicare (HCFA is now known as Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services/CMS)

Current Medicare Financing for EOL and Palliative Care
Center to Advance Palliative Care Issue Brief

Other Resources By

Maureen Furletti, MHS

Helen L. Smits, MD

Bruce Vladeck, PhD

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