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New 5 Minute Video from MaineHealth ACO Offers Guidance on Code Status Discussions

May 21, 2018

The MaineHealth ACO has released a short new video that introduces viewers to a simple rubric for holding successful code status discussions. The video offers a quick primer on the rubric and shows how a provider can use it to help a patient make an informed, confident decision about end-of-life care. The ACO produced the video in collaboration with Dr. Rebecca Kowaloff, a palliative care physician at Southern Maine Health Care, and the MaineHealth Educational Services video production team. The video, along with a downloadable pocket guide, can be found at

For in-depth guidance on how to have effective goals-of-care conversations with patients, we recommend participation in the Serious Illness Care Program. Please contact Deb Silberstein for more information.

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