TODAY! Value-Based Insurance Design Hospice Provider Webinar & Updates

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The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation’s (CMMI) Value-Based Insurance Design (VBID) Model team will host a Hospice Provider Webinar on November 9, 2023 at 3:00pm ET. To register for the webinar, please visit the registration page. During this webinar, presenters will provide key information and policies for the upcoming Calendar Year (CY) 2024 of […]

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CMS Announces MA Plans to Participate in CY2024 MA VBID Hospice Benefit Component

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On September 26, 2023, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the Medicare Advantage (MA) plans that will be participating in the MA Value-Based Insurance Design Model (VBID) during calendar year 2024, including those that will offer hospice care as part of the MA benefit package. While overall the number of MA plans […]

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CMS Report Provides Insight into Experiences under MA-Hospice Model

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Send your comments/questions to Theresa Forster at tmf@nahc.org The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) report, Evaluation of Phase II of the Medicare Advantage Value-Based Insurance Design Model, released October 17, includes a first look at ways MA plans approached implementation of hospice coverage as part of the MA benefit package. This includes identification of patients, services offered, […]

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CMS Gears Up for Year Three of MA VBID Hospice Component Model

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Beginning in January 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) began testing inclusion hospice as part of the Medicare Advantage (MA) benefit package. This test model is being operated for four years (Calendar Years 2021 through 2024) under the umbrella of the Value-Based Insurance Design (VBID) Model and is officially called the MA […]

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CMS Gears Up for Year Three of MA VBID Hospice Component Model

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Beginning in January 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) began testing inclusion hospice as part of the Medicare Advantage (MA) benefit package. This test model is being operated for four years (Calendar Years 2021 through 2024) under the umbrella of the Value-Based Insurance Design (VBID) Model and is officially called the MA […]

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NAHC Seeks Dialogue with Hospices Involved in MA VBID Hospice Component Model

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Beginning in January 2022, the Medicare Advantage (MA) Value-Based Insurance Design (VBID) Hospice Benefit Component model entered its second year of operation. Under the model, participating MA plans include the hospice benefit among their benefit offerings, as well as transitional concurrent care, palliative care, and hospice-specific supplemental benefits. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services […]

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NAHC Seeks Dialogue with Hospices Involved in MA VBID Hospice Component Model

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Beginning in January 2022, the Medicare Advantage (MA) Value-Based Insurance Design (VBID) Hospice Benefit Component model entered its second year of operation. Under the model, participating MA plans include the hospice benefit among their benefit offerings, as well as transitional concurrent care, palliative care, and hospice-specific supplemental benefits. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services […]

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NAHC Seeks Dialogue with Hospices Involved in MA VBID Hospice Component Model

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Beginning in January 2022, the Medicare Advantage (MA) Value-Based Insurance Design (VBID) Hospice Benefit Component model entered its second year of operation. Under the model, participating MA plans include the hospice benefit among their benefit offerings, as well as transitional concurrent care, palliative care, and hospice-specific supplemental benefits. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services […]

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CMS Releases Application Request for Third Year of MA-Hospice Demonstration

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On March 1, 2022, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the information for Medicare Advantage Organizations (MAOs) interested in participating in the Hospice Benefit Component of the VBID Model; the scope of the Hospice Benefit Component under the VBID model; specific quality, network, and payment policies being tested as part of the Hospice Component […]

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CMS Releases Application Request for Third Year of MA-Hospice Demonstration

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On March 1, 2022, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the information for Medicare Advantage Organizations (MAOs) interested in participating in the Hospice Benefit Component of the VBID Model; the scope of the Hospice Benefit Component under the VBID model; specific quality, network, and payment policies being tested as part of the […]

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CMS Releases List of MA Plans Offering Hospice under VBID Model in CY2022

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On September 29, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the list of Medicare Advantage (MA) plans that will participate in the Medicare Advantage (MA) Value-Based Insurance Design (VBID) Model during Calendar Year (CY) 2022, including those that will participate in the MA VBID Hospice Benefit Component, which began operation in January […]

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