CMS Announces Hospice Carve-In Demonstration will be Terminated at End of 2024

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Late on Monday, March 4, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) announced it plans to formally end the Value-Based Insurance Design (VBID) Medicare Advantage hospice “carve-in” demonstration on December 31, 2024, and that it will not accept applications to the previously released CY 2025 Request for Applications (RFA) for the hospice component of […]

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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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