Early Utilization Patterns of the New Medicare Procedure Codes for Advance Care Planning

Emmanuelle Belanger, Lacey Loomer, Joan M. Teno, Susan L. Mitchell, Deepak Adhikari, Pedro L. Gozalo

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47 Scopus citations
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)829-830
Number of pages2
JournalJAMA internal medicine
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2019
Externally publishedYes

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Funding Information:
Author Contributions: Mr Adhikari and Dr Gozalo had full access to all of the data in the study and take responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis. Study concept and design: Belanger, Teno, Mitchell, Gozalo. Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: Belanger, Loomer, Adhikari. Drafting of the manuscript: Belanger, Loomer, Teno, Mitchell. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Belanger, Teno, Mitchell, Adhikari, Gozalo. Statistical analysis: Belanger, Loomer, Adhikari, Gozalo. Obtained funding: Gozalo. Administrative, technical, or material support: Gozalo. Study supervision: Belanger, Mitchell, Gozalo. Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Dr Belanger reports grants from the National Institute of Aging (NIA) outside of the submitted work during the conduct of the study. Dr Teno reports grants from NIA during the conduct of the study. Dr Mitchell reports grants from National Institutes of Health (NIH) during the conduct of the study and grants from the NIH outside the submitted work. Dr Gozalo reports grants from the NIH/NIA during the conduct of the study. No other disclosures were reported.

Funding Information:
Funding /Support: This study was supported by contract HHSM-500-2014-QIN014I (Excellence in Operations and Quality Improvement), sponsored by CMS, an agency of the US Department of Health and Human Services. Role of the Funder/Sponsor: The CMS reviewed the manuscript and provided comments but did not have any role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; and decision to submit the manuscript.

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