CMS Announces Further Delay of Primary Care First-Seriously Ill Population Model

Geographic Direct Contracting Model also under review On Friday, March 5, with little fanfare, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a further delay of its Primary Care First-Seriously Ill Population (PCF-SIP) physician payment model, a component of the PCF that has been closely followed by the hospice and palliative care community. PCF-SIP…

New Innovation Model Tests Flexibility in Home Health and Hospice Benefits

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced a new payment and care delivery model being tested by the CMS Innovation Center.  The Geographic Direct Contracting Model (also known as the “Model” or “Geo”) will test whether a geographic-based approach to value-based care can improve quality of care and reduce costs for Medicare beneficiaries…