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Reimbursement Key to Improving End-of-Life Care

(Medscape) – Giving physicians incentives — and compensating them appropriately — will be key to helping the nation improve end-of-life planning and care, said experts gathered at an Institute of Medicine (IOM) forum today. The National Action Conference on Policies and Payment Systems to Improve End-of-Life Care was held to discuss how to implement the recommendations in IOM’s September report, Dying in America: Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences Near the End of Life.

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