Harvey Tettlebaum, a Husch Blackwell attorney specializing in healthcare law with an emphasis in post-acute care, contributed an article to the June 2013 issue of the Journal of Health & Life Sciences Law titled “Quality Measurements, Payment, and the Law: Disincentives to Physician-Patient Discussions of End-of-Life Care.”  Here is the abstract of the article.

With passage of the Affordable Care Act, the government is playing a dramatically increasing role in not only payment for healthcare but also the standards by which care is delivered. Therefore, it is important that the disincentives to patient discussions of end-of-life care in the laws and regulations, and the mechanisms used to enforce both, be well understood to avoid in the future what has occurred in the past.

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