Oncology Care Evaluation Finds Little Impact of Model on Use/Timing of Hospice Election

Access to Palliative Care and Advance Care Planning Enhanced Since 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has been conducting an alternative payment model based on six-month episodes for cancer care to test whether financial incentives connected to care performance can improve quality and reduce Medicare spending.  The Oncology Care Model (OCM) applies…