CMS Issues Modified RFA for CY2022 Medicare Advantage-Hospice Coverage Demonstration

Seeks input on network adequacy standard for CY2023 While the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) only just kicked off the first year of its demonstration to test coverage of hospice under the Medicare Advantage (MA) benefit package on January 1, 2021, the agency has already released its Request for Applications (RFA) that will…

CMS Outlines Planned Payment for Hospice Medicare Advantage Coverage under VBID Test

In CY2021 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) plans to test coverage of hospice as part of the Medicare Advantage (MA) benefit package through its ongoing Value-Based Insurance Design (VBID) model. (See this NAHC Report article for more information.)  A December 2019 Request for Applications (RFA) outlining of the model, participating plans must…

CMS Releases Long-awaited Details on MA/Hospice Carve-in

Demonstration Planned for CY2021 Late December 19, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a Request for Applications (RFA) for the Value-Based Insurance Design (VBID) Model Incorporation of the Medicare Hospice Benefit into Medicare Advantage (MA), through which it is seeking participation by MA plans.  Eligible MA plans in all states and…

CMS Posts RFA, Webinar Schedule for Primary Care First Innovations Model

October 30, 31 Webinars Review Application Process, Details of SIP Segment NAHC Report has previously published (HERE and HERE) information regarding the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Center for Medicare and Medicare Innovations (CMMI) Primary Care First model.  In recent days, the Request for Applications (RFA), which starts the model application time frame, was…