CMS Webinar: 2022 Requests for Applications for VBID Model and Hospice Benefit Component

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced the Value-Based Insurance Design (VBID) Model team will host a webinar, 2022 Requests for Applications for VBID Model and Hospice Benefit Component, on Thursday, January 28, 2021 from 4-5 PM ET. The webinar was originally scheduled for Thursday, January 14, 2021, but was delayed. During this webinar,…

Hospice MA VBID Demonstration Reminders: Forthcoming Webinar and More

See important info about the Private Duty Home Care at NAHC Winter Leadership Summit at the end of this article! The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Innovation Center’s Value-Based Insurance Design (VBID) Model team will host its monthly office hours to provide technical and operational support to interested stakeholders. This office hours session…

NAHC Urges CMS, CMMI to Delay Hospice VBID Implementation

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has written to Seema Verma, the Administrator of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Brad Smith, the Director of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) to urge them to mplement a one-year delay of the Hospice Component of the Medicare Advantage VBID Demonstration…

CMS to Provide Support for CY2021 VBID Hospice Benefit Component

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center’s Value-Based Insurance Design (VBID) Model team will host its monthly office hours to provide technical and operational support to interested stakeholders. During office hours, presenters will answer questions received in advance to the VBID Mailbox and also offer attendees an opportunity to ask additional questions.…

CMS Establishes Resource Page for Medicare Advantage-Hospice Demo Model

In an effort to assist stakeholders track information related to the Medicare Advantage Value-Based Insurance Design (VBID) model that will incorporate the hospice benefit beginning in January, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has created a special online resource page for the model – the VBID Model Hospice Benefit Component Overview page –…

CMS Issues Technical/Operational Guidance for MA-Hospice Demonstration Model (Part 2 of 2)

Read part 1 of this article published in NAHC Report yesterday. Also see this article about CMS VBID webinars. In recent days, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued “Value-Based Insurance Design Model (VBID): Hospice Benefit Component, Calendar Year 2021 Technical and Operational Guidance,” (Technical Guidance) containing supplemental technical guidance for both VBID…

CMS to Host Education on Hospice Benefit Component of Value-Based Insurance Design

  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center’s Value-Based Insurance Design (VBID) Model team will host a technical support webinar to provide an overview of the Hospice Benefit Component Technical and Operational Guidance. Further, starting later this month, the VBID Model team will host monthly office hours for interested stakeholders to learn more…

CMS Issues List of Plans, Locations for MA Coverage of Hospice under VBID Demonstration Model

On Thursday, September 24, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the list of Medicare Advantage (MA) plans that will participate in the Medicare Advantage (MA) Value-Based Insurance Design (VBID) Model during Calendar Year (CY) 2021 and information about the 2022 application process for eligible MA organizations.  Included among the list of plans…

Open Door Forum Summary: Updates on iQIES Transition Update and Home Health & Hospice

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) held a Home Health, Hospice, & DME Open Door Forum (ODF) on January 8, 2020.  A summary is provided below, beginning with home health and followed by hospice. HOME HEALTH iQIES Transition CMS indicated in the ODF that it is aware of several issues with the iQIES…

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…