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West Virginia to be first to launch advance directive registry

By Suzanne HigginsWest Virginia Public Broadcasting West Virginia is poised to become the first in the country to implement a statewide electronic registry for advance directives including medical powers of attorney, living wills and do not resuscitate orders. The West Virginia Center for End of Life Care in Morgantown predicts the system will be online […]

End-of-life planning now covered by Medicare

MCT REGIONAL NEWSBy Cassie ShanerThe Dominion Post, Morgantown, W.Va. (MCT) Jan. 05 – West Virginia’s aging population can now prepare for important end-of-life decisions on Medicare’s dime. A federal regulation that took effect Jan. 1 allows Medicare recipients to discuss end-of-life planning with a physician during their initial “Welcome to Medicare” visit and subsequent annual […]