CMS Part D and Hospice Election Data Pilot Set to Begin

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is launching a pilot study to test hospice electronic medical records (EMR) vendors and Medicare Part D plans to determine if hospice election information can be transmitted in a more timely fashion from hospice providers through their EMR vendor and an intermediary directly to the patient’s Part D…

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…