Hospice Policy Changes For End-Of-Life Care By Anita Rao & Frank Stasio • Jan 14, 2016 Duke University Eighty percent of people who die in the United States are on Medicare, making end-of-life policies a crucial component of the Medicare system. This month marks a number of significant changes to Medicare’s policies including the once-controversial funding for physicians to discuss end-of-life issues with their patients as well as updates to the hospice payment system. Let's Talk About Death And Dying By Hady Mawajdeh & Phoebe Judge • Mar 11, 2015 flickr.com/photos/mabeljuillet/ Listen Listening... / 17:29 An expert panel discuss strategies for end of life preparation How do we die? For some death comes suddenly, and there is no time for preparation, but for others death slowly creeps up on us. Though it is inevitable, we often avoid the opportunity to prepare for it.