Medi-Cal and Medicare now pay for “advance care planning” discussions with doctors. Individual health plans may also cover the cost. In this Wednesday, April 13, 2016 photo, Herbert Diamond, 88, of Fort Lee, N.J., meets with his doctor about his end of life preferences at the Hackensack Medical Center in Hackensack, N.J.
Medi-Cal and Medicare now pay for “advance care planning” discussions with doctors. Individual health plans may also cover the cost. In this Wednesday, April 13, 2016 photo, Herbert Diamond, 88, of Fort Lee, N.J., meets with his doctor about his end of life preferences at the Hackensack Medical Center in Hackensack, N.J. Julio Cortez AP
Medi-Cal and Medicare now pay for “advance care planning” discussions with doctors. Individual health plans may also cover the cost. In this Wednesday, April 13, 2016 photo, Herbert Diamond, 88, of Fort Lee, N.J., meets with his doctor about his end of life preferences at the Hackensack Medical Center in Hackensack, N.J. Julio Cortez AP

Medi-Cal, Medicare now pay for advance planning of your end-of-life care

July 04, 2016 10:45 AM

UPDATED July 05, 2016 06:26 AM

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