Advanced Care Planning (ACP) and / or palliative care consultations are conversations offered to any person over 18 years of age to record basic preferences for care and to identify a health care agent in the event that the individual loses decision-making capacity. This service improves shared decision-making between the physician and patients diagnosed with a terminal illness.
Effective February 1, 2017, completion of ACP training needed for certification is no longer a credentialing requirement by Unity Health Insurance.
Clinicians interested in additional ACP training have access to a range of options. Listed below are several Wisconsin Medical Society accredited ACP 30-minute training webinars for physicians interested in ACP certification. Physicians who are members of the Wisconsin Medical Society or members of an organization that participates in Honoring Choices Wisconsin (HCW) are eligible for the lower member price.
Some Unity plans provide coverage for one hearing aid per ear every 36 months. Changes to the Covered Hearing Aid list are made each year. Please check the brands and specific models covered for those who have hearing aid benefits.*
*Hearing aids must be obtained from a participating Unity provider. Participating hearing aid providers must submit both the appropriate code and the specific manufacturer and model on the claim for correct processing.
CPT codes identified by CMS and AMA that may be submitted for Advance Care Planning services for reimbursement are–
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