IPRO is teaming with county health officials and a national expert to educate NewYork seniors and families about the benefits of end-of-life planning. Under a two-year Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) funded initiative in Nassau and Suffolk counties, IPRO is conducting outreach and providing educational sessions for seniors, their families and caregivers to help them better understand how to ensure that their end-of-life wishes are properly carried out. End-of-life care expert Patricia Bomba, MD, MACP, VP of Geriatrics for Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield, is working with IPRO to educate the public and healthcare professionals about New York’s Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (MOLST) and eMOLST, which aim to improve the quality of care that people receive at the end of their lives by honoring their preferences, values and beliefs through a shared informed decision-making communication process with their families and healthcare professionals. The IPRO-led AQIN is one of 14 Medicare-funded Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations (QIN-QIOs) operating across the U.S. To learn more about the AQIN Transforming End-of-Life Care Initiative, contact IPRO Senior Director and Project Lead Sara Butterfield, BSN, RN, CPHQ, CCM at Sara.Butterfield@area-I.hcqis.org or (518) 426-3300, Ext. 104. Visit the AQIN website at www.atlanticquality.org. For more information on advance care planning and MOLST, visit www.ConversationsChangeLives.org.