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ACP billing code use exceeds expectations; Karl Steinberg quoted in news.
National POLST Paradigm Conflict of Interest Frequently Asked Questions published
Hawaii healthcare systems sees large increase in POLST usage
Forum Topic of the Month: Funding Opportunities for health care leadership, healthcare policy,
National POLST Paradigm website continues to grow!
POLST and Code Status: One resolution
Use of POLST and Quality Metrics in Patients With Cancer
Forum Topic of the Month: Does CPR Require Choosing Full Treatment? Is a CPR-CMO order set appropriate?
Health Affairs and AMA Journal of Ethics devoted July issues to Advanced Illness
New National POLST Technology web page!
The Quality of POLST Completion to Guide Treatment in Two States.
Patient Choice and Quality Care Act of 2017
Free POLST Webinar Series continues
National POLST Letters web page
Allow Natural Death v. Do Not Resuscitate in Journal of Palliative Medicine
Free POLST Webinar Series underway
New National POLST Paradigm Appropriate Use Policy available online
The American College of Emergency Physicians issues official POLST Guidelines
Free full online ASA issue: Reforming Advanced Illness and End-of-Life Care
National Healthcare Decisions Day expands to a full week for its 10th anniversary
Register NOW! POLST Toolkit Webinar Series expanded, starts THIS Thursday, 4/6!
“Lessons from Oregon in Embracing Complexity in End of Life Care” published in New England Journal of Medicine
Patient and Family Engaged Care Discussed in National Academy of Medicine
Recommendations to the Administration sent to Secretaries Price and Shulkin
Multiple Policy Developments at the National Level
West Virginia POST affects place of death for advanced cancer patients.
Shared Decision Making in Palliative and End-of-Life Care in the ED.
The National POLST Paradigm Office has moved!
Learn about Payment in Palliative Care: CAPC Payment Primer and Glossary available.
Two POLST articles in The American Journal of Bioethics
National POLST Paradigm presentations at national conferences.
Now highlighted online at our website: POLST and Religion.
Measuring What Matters, a project of AAPHM/HPNA featured in JPSM.
Tough Talk from Pitt Med
Visualizing Health Policy
National POLST Paradigm Web Forum and LinkedIn Group
Journal of Palliative Medicine publishes POLST pilot data
POLST Paradigm highlighted by The Pew Charitable Trusts – Wife describes how honoring her husband’s wishes allowed him to die at peace.
Journal of Palliative Medicine: Advance Care Planning Codes – 10 Tips for Using Advance Care Planning Codes in Palliative Medicine and Beyond.
The National POLST Paradigm Programs Map Page
Nurse Practitioners as POLST signers – Research published; Video provides background and importance of research
NPPTF Announces Revised Recommendations for Integrating Physicians Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST) Forms with Electronic Health Records
Revised POLST Paradigm state-by-state legislative comparison chart available online
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society publishes paper by Susan Hickman, PhD, on ACP and POLST use in nursing homes
Journal of Medical Systems publishes paper by Dana Zive et al.: Implementation of a Novel Electronic Health Record-Embedded Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment System
New National POLST Paradigm Website Launched!
Newly updated POLST FAQs online: FAQs for Patients — and separate FAQs for Professionals — now available.
AMA Journal of Ethics: “Overcoming legal impediments to POLST” provides legal perspective on POLST progress
Personalize Your Care 2.0 Bill introduced
JAGS Study compares POLST registry data in Oregon and West Virginia
Letter to the JAMA editor explains evidence supporting POLST
National POLST Strategy approved
Working together: LA Times OpEd
J Gen Intern Med artice: POLST use in CA nursing homes
Doctors Fail to Talk About End of Life
Podcasts You Shouldn’t Miss
|2016 April National Healthcare Decisions Day||
Great work POLST Paradigm coalitions have accomplished
Champion National Healthcare Decisions Day, April 16
National POLST Paradigm FAQ guide is available
Age Ageing article: End-of-life discussions in nursing home improve outcomes, reduce odds of dying in hospital
National POLST Paradigm Conference a success; Future directions for National POLST Paradigm announced
National POLST Social Media Guide
Thank you and Happy New Year! A run down of our successes in 2015
IOM Recommendations and POLST
Top 10 Myths and Facts about advance directives featured in the American Bar Association
JPSM article: POST Forms more than advance directives associated with out-of-hospital deaths
California making improvement towards a more supportive environment for EOL care
Compilation of POLST resources available
JPM article: Oncology fellows agree there is a need for better training in palliative care; little change in 10 years
Distinguishing POLST from Death with Dignity statutes
POLST: Doing It Better (video release)
JAMA Oncol article: Advance care planning among paitents with cancer
Fostering the conversation
The role of guardians and health care agents in medical decision-making
Parkinsonism Relat Disord article: POLST among patients with Parkinson’s Disease
POLST Paradigm people in the news
Catholic ethics and the end of life
JPSM article: Timing of POLST Form completion and cause of death
The Care Planning Act of 2015
Webinar recording: EMS’s Vital Role with POLST
JAANP article: POLST, nurse practitioners, and nursing home residents with dementia
Understanding the TRIAD VII Study on POLST
National POLST Program Development Guide
Gerontologist article: Nursing home residents and POLST
POLST featured in ABA Journal
NY Times article: Voicing my choices
J Palliat Med article: Allow natural death vs do not resuscitate
POLST featured in the New York Times
NHDD and Older Americans Month
|2015 April Lets Celebrate National Healthcare Decision Day||
What are you or your POLST Program doing today?
AGS article: Change in advance directive completion from 2000-2010
Advance care planning on PBS’ Frontline
POLST Featured in New England Journal of Medicine
ODHS alert: Administrative alerts for CMS CPR guidance
2015 National POLST Paradigm In-Person meeting
Oregon’s Understanding POLST video in Spanish
J Am Geriatr Soc article: Systematic review of POLST research
|2015 January / 2014 December||
California POLST Registry in Development
Article explores misconceptions about POLST
Foundation Center: Glossary for grantseekers
POLST at the 2015 AAHPM Annual Meeting
The legal aspects of POLST
Public Policy & Aging report: Advance care planning tools
Institute of Medicine report on EOL issues released
Consultations during POLST Form revisions
J Palliat Med article: The effect of advance care planning on dialysis patients
Reimbursement for advance care planning gaining traction
PREPARE advance care planning education aid
Ann Intern Med article: Decision aids for advance care planning
National media reports on landmark POLST study in JAGS
Multi-lingual POLST materials
|2014 June – Special Announcement||
Announcement of JAGS article demonstraing value of POLST
J Gen Intern Med article: POLST in nursing homes
National POLST Leadership Conference a success
New POLST application forms
Ann Emerg Med article: A review of POLST for emergency medicine professionals
POLST legislation sweeping across the country
POLST “Lay Person” video
JPM article: Understandings of DNR and MOLST among EMS personnel
New National POLST Coordinator
National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD)
AJPM article: Advance directives completion survey
POLST is not a code status form
Resuscitation article: POLST Form combinations in Oregon
Deactivation of cardiac devices
Kansas-Missouri TPOPP video
JPM article: Efficacy of a POLST-like Program in Singapore
POLST.org Resource Library
LaPOST Conversation Guidebook
Ann Emerg Med article: Use of POLST in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
Endorsed program branding
Goals of the Communications Committee
J Pain Symptom Manage article: Provider perceptions of end of life treatment preferences
POLST at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
Misrepresentations of POLST on Facebook
J Am Med Dir Assoc article: Perspectives on MOST in North Carolina nursing homes
Advance care planning legislation
J Am Geriatr Soc article: Adoption of POLST in California hospitals
National media attention
Use of POLST for individuals with disabilities
J Palliat Med article: Demographics of POLST use and outcomes
POLST at the US Senate
POLST stories submission page
Palliat Support Care article: When are MOLSTs completed?
POLST Programs achieve milestone
Principles for social networking
J Emerg Med article: Efficacy of POLST Registries
End-of-Life Care Challenge
Quality and Research Toolkit