Cake Partners with Honoring Choices

We are delighted to partner with Cake (joincake.com) to bring online health care planning and end-of-life care planning to the Honoring Choices’ Partner network. Cake makes it easy to create your Honoring Choices Health Care Proxy and Personal Directive  documents and end of life care preferences on-line, then store and share with loved ones and other…

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UMass Memorial Health Care partners with Honoring Choices Massachusetts

We are thrilled to welcome UMass Memorial Health Care to the statewide Honoring Choices Community Partner Network.  UMass Memorial Health Care is the largest health care system in Central Massachusetts and includes 4 hospitals: UMass Memorial Medical Center (Worcester); HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital (Clinton, Burbank and Leominster), and Marlborough Hospital.  UMass Memorial Health Care is the clinical partner of UMass…

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NEW Ambassador Program: Powerful peer-to-peer discussions to improve healthy living

Together with our Community Partners, we are delighted to start our 4th year by launching the new Honoring Choices MA Ambassador Program. The Ambassador Program taps into the power of community volunteers to offer peer-to-peer health care planning information to adults & families anywhere they live, work and gather. Ambassadors are volunteers of all ages…

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Community Partners Join Forces to Launch the First Ambassador Program

“I think people don’t realize that doing a simple Health Care Proxy and Personal Directive can take the burden off your family in knowing how to care for you,” says Brenda Coss, an  Honoring Choices Ambassador.   When a medical crisis happens, the decisions are already made and in your documents. All your family has to do…

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Physician-Patient Care Planning Discussions on the Rise!

On January 1, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) began reimbursing physicians for advance care planning conversations with patients, family members or their surrogates who are Medicare beneficiaries. Physicians can get reimbursed for an initial 30 minute face-to-face conversation using CPT Code 99497,  and additional 30 minute conversations using CPT Code 99498. Now…

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Fallon Health partners with Honoring Choices Massachusetts

We are so pleased to partner with Fallon Health to support their mission to actively engage their members in health care planning discussions. Fallon Health is a leading health care services organization that supports the diverse and changing needs of their members. In addition to offering innovative health insurance solutions and a variety of Medicaid…

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Honoring Choices and Tufts Health Plan Foundation on a Shared Mission

We are delighted to take the next step in our collaborative mission with a generous grant from the Tufts Health Plan Foundation and launch the Honoring Choices Massachusetts Who’s Your Agent?® Ambassador Program. The Ambassador Program empowers community volunteers to engage adults in peer-to-peer health care planning discussions within their own language, culture, religion and…

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"Palliative Care: 5 Things to Talk About with Your Care Providers"

Eight months ago Honoring Choices launched the Palliative Care Project with one simple goal: to create consumer-friendly information and tools that empower consumers and care providers to have effective discussions about palliative care. Building on the success of the Honoring Choices “5 Things to Talk About with Your Care Providers” discussion guides, the Northeast Palliative…

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100 Multi-disciplined Care Providers Launch "MOLST: Meeting the Challenge"

We are off to a great start in our year-long initiative to generate an open dialogue with care providers and consumers regarding  MOLST (Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment) and the serious illness journey. Over 100 multi-disciplined care providers came together on April 24 in our first-ever MOLST Workshop, co-hosted by the Massachusetts Medical Society. Our goal…

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