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Medicare Now Covers Conversations About End-Of-Life Care

end-of-life care consultDid you know that 40 percent of people over age 65 have not written down their wishes regarding life support and other end-of-life treatment? One reason for this may be that people haven’t had a conversation with their doctor about the options that are available.

In the past, Medicare did not cover these doctor-patient conversations – except during the patient’s initial “Welcome to Medicare” visit, a time when the topic might not seem very relevant.

Under new regulations, however, Medicare will cover these conversations at any time.

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What You Need To Know If You Are An Agent Under A Power of Attorney

Power of AttorneyIf someone has named you as an agent under a durable power of attorney, you will be allowed to handle that person’s finances. (The person who signs the power of attorney is known as the “principal”; you’ll be known as the agent or “attorney-in-fact.”) Here are answers to some questions you might have:

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