The New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute has released an End-of-Life Care Strategic Plan for New Jersey.
The Quality Institute has been an advocate for improvements in end-of-life care. Our Conversation of Your Life initiative focuses on engaging communities in fruitful dialogue to let individuals’ family, friends, or doctors understand and respect their end-of-life wishes through advance care planning. Our Medicaid 2.0 Blueprint recommended that NJ Medicaid adopt a model for end-of-life care that encourages greater use of hospice care, allows palliative care to co-exist with curative care, supports a statewide registry for Practitioner Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST) forms, pays for advance care planning provider visits, and trains the new generation of providers to have these important conversations with their patients.
Learn more by visiting the NJHCQI website today.