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April 16: National Healthcare Decisions Day

Mar 26, 2024 4:00:00 PM / by Leslie D McDowell, DNP, ANP-BC, RN

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National Healthcare Decisions Day exists to inspire, educate and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance care planning.  It is an initiative to encourage patients to express their wishes regarding healthcare and for providers and facilities to respect those wishes, whatever they may be.  (Source:

Modern medicine can do amazing things, but that can also require some very difficult decisions! 

Loved ones cannot act on your wishes unless they know what they are.

Advance care planning is more than just a document. It is a process and a conversation that can be difficult to initiate.  We have created an interactive online tool (click button below)  that reviews aspects of this process, includes links to resources like The Conversation Project and North Carolina-specific advance care directives, and gives you the practical information you need regarding how to comply with billing requirements for Medicare.  

It all starts with a conversation.

Advance Care Planning Tool


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