Magazine January 24, 2011, Issue

Federal Health Care Act


Form 17Ai: End of Life/Authorized Life Termination/Difficult Next of Kin Reimbursement Procedures

Federal Guidelines for the Health Care Reform Act–authorized “End of Life Counseling” [ELC] procedures:

ELC sessions are now fully reimbursable as part of existing federal health-care programs and are encouraged for all patients of all ages and conditions.

Doctors will be reimbursed for conducting ELC sessions with ALL patients, and each facility is eligible to participate in the FAST-OUT-PREMIUM program, which reimburses at 175 percent each ELC that results in an Authorized Life Termination [ALT] within the same fiscal year.

Please note: You will be reimbursed ONLY if the following steps are

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