Monday, December 28, 2015

Massachusetts Blue Cross expands benefits for end-of-life care - The Boston Globe

"[Massachusetts'] largest health insurer this week will begin offering some of the newest and most comprehensive end-of-life benefits in the nation, aiming to prod patients and health care providers to discuss death openly and expand services to help people live out their last days.

The move by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts comes as a growing number of health organizations put more emphasis on how patients are treated at the end of life by providing and paying for care that is more in line with patient wishes. Most Americans, for example, say they want to die at home, but most still die in hospitals and other institutions, according to several studies."



Blue Cross expands benefits for end-of-life care - The Boston Globe

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