CMS Issues Request for Information on Medicare Hospice

On October 2, 2014 CMS announced a request for information regarding health plan innovation.  Specifically, CMS is requesting information on hospice and Medicare Advantage (MA) and Medicare Advantage – Prescription Drug (MA-PD) plans.  Currently, the Medicare hospice benefit is “carved out” of the MA and MA-PD benefit package. When an eligible MA beneficiary elects the…