Advance Care Planning (ACP) conversations with clients are increasingly recognized as best practice and reimbursements rates from are now available. HMSA has adopted the Medicare codes and will recognize them in their P4Q program. These codes will be recognized for people with HMSA as a primary or secondary payer.
As of January 1, 2016, Medicare began reimbursing healthcare providers for advance care planning (ACP) discussions with Medicare beneficiaries. Authorization for payment is set forth in the November 2015 Final Rule, published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
To help you better understand the new reimbursement rules, we have two free tools for you.
As you prepare your patients and clients for ACP conversations, we encourage you to look at the free resources available from Kokua Mau. Having these conversations is an important, but often a difficult and emotionally challenging task and we have resources to help you. The Starter Kit from The Conversation Project is a great resource available for free to all in Hawai‘i and there is also now a Starter Kit for people with dementia.