covers voluntary advance care planning as part of your yearly “Wellness” visit. Medicare may also cover this service as part of your medical treatment.
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and it's part of your yearly “Wellness” visit. If it’s provided as part of your medical treatment, the Part Bdeductible [glossary]
This is planning for care you would get if you become unable to speak for yourself. As part of advance care planning, you may choose to complete an advance directive. This is an important legal document that records your wishes about medical treatment at a future time, if you aren’t able to make decisions about your care. You can talk about an advance directive with your health care professional, and they can help you fill out the forms, if you prefer.
Consider carefully who you want to speak for you and what directions you want to give. You shouldn’t feel forced to go against your values or preferences, and you have the right to carry out your plans without discrimination based on your age or disability. You can update your advance directive at any time. You pay nothing if it’s provided as part of the yearly “Wellness” visit and the doctor or other qualified health care provider accepts assignment.
For help with advance directives, visit the Eldercare Locator.