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CMS Clarifies Deductible and Coinsurance Obligations for Advance Care Planning

CMS has clarified that providers should waive the deductible and the coinsurance for advance care planning only when ACP is furnished as an optional element of an annual wellness visit.  ACP services furnished on the same day and by the same provider as an AWV are considered a preventive service

On the other hand, when ACP is provided at any other time, then deductible and the coinsurance obligations apply.

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