5 Things to Talk About
Conversation Guide Series for Consumers and Care Providers
Handy guides to have effective planning conversations from simple to serious illness.
The "5 Things to Talk About" series offers both consumers and care providers an easy place to start to have a simple care planning conversation to stay well, and build on your conversations to manage health needs and chronic illness, and live well with serious illness.
The Consumer Conversation Guides 1-4 mirror the same topics and sample questions in Care Provider Conversation Guides 1-4 for more effective conversations. Each handy one-page guide has 5 topics to explore with suggested sample questions. The 5 topics stay the same over the conversation guide series, while the sample questions deepen to reflect on changing health needs and care preferences.
For Care Providers & Medicare Reimbursement. These guides can help staff engage patients in early and on-going conversations that are Medicare reimbursed. Use CPT® code 99497 for the first 16 to 30 minute conversations. Use CPT® code 99498 for each additional 30 minutes. There is no limit on the number of conversations. Read more.
To Get Started: Select either the Consumer or Care Provider Conversation Guides below. Begin with Guide 1: Start a Simple Conversation to Stay Well, or anywhere that's right for you.