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Medicare to Cover End-of-Life Counseling

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a ruling in July 2015 to pay doctors to counsel patients about end-of-life care or “advance care planning,” a term meant to reflect that people should make their end-of-life wishes known as early as when they get a driver’s license and should reevaluate their decisions at different stages of life. The ruling cites the IOM report Dying in America: Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences Near the End of Life, which discussed vulnerabilities in the current health care system related particularly to those who are approaching the end of life, and states that one of the largest barriers in providing efficient, quality end-of-life care is the lack of coordination and communication among different components of the health care system.

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Global Health Risk Framework: Workshop Summaries

Since the 2014 Ebola outbreak, many public- and private-sector leaders have seen a need for improved management of global public health emergencies. The effects of the Ebola epidemic go well beyond the three hardest-hit countries and beyond the health sector. Education, child protection, commerce, transportation, and human rights have all suffered.

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What You're Reading - Top 10 Reports of 2015

A list of the most viewed IOM reports in 2015.

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What You're Reading - November 2015

A list of the most viewed IOM reports for the month of November 2015.

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What You're Reading - October 2015

A list of the most viewed IOM reports for the month of October 2015.

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Press Release: Rise in Federal Disability Benefits for Children With Mental Disorders Consistent With Trends in General Population, Says New Report
Released: 10/9/2015

Press Release: Rise in Federal Disability Benefits for Children With Mental Disorders Consistent With Trends in General Population, Says New Report

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What You're Reading - September 2015

A list of the most viewed IOM reports for the month of September 2015.

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Press Release: Urgent Change Needed to Improve Diagnosis in Health Care or Diagnostic Errors Will Likely Worsen, Says New Report
Released: 9/22/2015

Most people will experience at least one diagnostic error -- an inaccurate or delayed diagnosis -- in their lifetime, sometimes with devastating consequences, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

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What You're Reading - August 2015

A list of the most viewed IOM reports for the month of August 2015.

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What You're Reading - July 2015

A list of the most viewed IOM reports for the month of July 2015.

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