Personalize Your Care Act (2011)
This bill would allow for reimbursement through Medicaid and Medicare for a voluntary advance care planning consultation with a physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant. The bill would also direct the Secretary of HHS to provide grants for states to develop POLST (Physician's Order for Life Sustaining Treatment) programs; create a standard for advanced care directives in electronic health records, and would make an advanced directive effective outside the state in which it was created.
Bill Number HR 1589
Sponsor Representatives Blumenauer, Holt, Wu, Baldwin, Schakowsky, Kind, Capps, and Sanchez.
Date of Introduction 4/15/2011
Latest Activity 4/25/2011 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
More Info http://thomas.loc.gov
Center for Ethics in Health Care, Oregon Health & Science University
Topic: Care Management/ Coordination/ Transitional Care