November 2017. New State Health Bills

In October, Governor Brown signed a number of health bills, many written in direct response to the uncertain future of the Affordable Care Act and its reform provisions at the federal level. This issue of Policy at a Glance provides a roundup of seven notable state health bills going into effect January 2018.

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October 2017. Advance Care Planning

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services began reimbursing for Advance Care Planning on January 1, 2016. While this is a valuable opportunity for millions of Medicare beneficiaries to discuss and document their wishes for end-of-life care, many health professionals are unaware of this new payment policy.

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