Tag Archives: POLST

NDY Files Public Comment on CMS Proposal on Advance Care Planning

NDY’s comment letter can be summarized as follows:  We do not oppose payment to physicians for advance care planning discussions with their patients, but we want the payment regulation delayed until the disability community and others can, with CMS support, develop new advance care planning informational materials that do not rely on “better dead than … Continue reading NDY Files Public Comment on CMS Proposal on Advance Care Planning

A Belated Recognition of National Healthcare Decisions Day: “Good Practice” by Michael Barton (video)

Thursday, April 16, was National Healthcare Decisions Day. We probably should have made note of it. But then again, we’ve pretty much ignored it since one post I wrote in 2008 making note of the day and NDY’s take on it: In case you missed it, today is National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD). We’re all invited to … Continue reading A Belated Recognition of National Healthcare Decisions Day: “Good Practice” by Michael Barton (video)

Second Thoughts Connecticut Negotiates POLST/MOLST Legislation With Consumer Protections We Can Live With

National Healthcare Decisions Day is April 16th.  I hadn’t really expected the Centers for Disease Control to be one of the leading resources for my intro on this topic, but they had quite a bit to say: April 16th is recognized each year as National Healthcare Decisions Day to inspire, educate, and empower the public … Continue reading Second Thoughts Connecticut Negotiates POLST/MOLST Legislation With Consumer Protections We Can Live With

Rhode Island Medical Reporter Quotes Second Thoughts CT Concerns About MOLST

Felice J. Freyer, medical reporter for the Providence Journal, reached out to Second Thoughts Connecticut when covering implementation of Rhode Island’s new MOLST law (Medical Orders on Life-Sustaining Treatment, in some states called POLST for Physician Orders on Life-Sustaining Treatment).  Second Thoughts CT testified against a MOLST bill in Connecticut and was successful in blocking … Continue reading Rhode Island Medical Reporter Quotes Second Thoughts CT Concerns About MOLST