CMS’ Verma Marks 2nd Anniversary of Patients over Paperwork Initiative with Listening Session

NAHC shares recommendations as part of stakeholder sessions On October 29, 2019, Administrator Seema Verma celebrated the second anniversary of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) signature Patients Over Paperwork (PoP)  initiative by hosting an event that marked progress made to date with addresses by Verma, CMS staff and provider representatives.  In the…

Medicare Care Choices Model Evaluation Focuses on Implementation

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a first annual report providing an Evaluation of the Medicare Care Choices Model (MCCM), along with a brief summary of the evaluation.  In July 2015 CMS announced the names of more than 140 hospice programs selected to participate in the model, the goals of which…

CMS January 17 Open Door Forum Summary of Home Health, Hospice Issues

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) held its January Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum on January 17, 2018, at which a number of home health and hospice issues were discussed.  An Encore recording of the call is available until 5 p.m. Friday, January 19, by calling: 1-855-859-2056 and entering the…

NAHC Encourages Hospice Participation in CMS’ MCCM Survey

–CMS Conducting Outreach to 275 “Control” Hospices In 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) launched phase one of the Medicare Care Choices Model (MCCM) demonstration to test a new payment model under which eligible Medicare beneficiaries may receive select services from participating hospices while continuing to receive “curative” treatment for their terminal…