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AMA defends end-of-life discussions

Wall Street Journal Health Blog, August 13, 2009
Doctors aren't currently reimbursed for discussing end-of-life issues with patients, and many physicians, including the AMA, welcome the provision in the House healthcare bill that would begin compensating them for counseling patients. Cecil Wilson, AMA's president-elect, described the opposition to the provision as "one of the more egregious examples of mischaracterization that I have seen."