New FAQ for Hospice Benefit Component of the Value-Based Insurance Design Model

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (Innovation Center) has posted a new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document as an additional resource for the Value-Based Insurance Design (VBID) Model’s Hospice Benefit Component. This FAQ document can be found on the Model website and provides answers to questions on claims and billing, networks and contracting, appeals and grievances, and…

Webinar on the 2022 Payment Design of the Hospice Benefit Component of the Medicare Advantage Value-Based Insurance Design Model

The Value-Based Insurance Design (VBID) Model team will host a webinar on March 17, 2021 from 4:00-5:oo PM ET. During this webinar, presenters will provide a review of the Calendar Year 2022 payment design related to the Hospice Benefit Component of the VBID Model. This session will also offer attendees an opportunity to ask follow-up…

February Office Hours for the Value-Based Insurance Design (VBID) Model

The Value-Based Insurance Design (VBID) Model team will host its monthly office hours to provide technical and operational support on the VBID Model, the Hospice Benefit Component and the 2022 application cycle. During this office hour session, presenters will answer questions received in advance to the VBID Mailbox and also offer attendees an opportunity to…

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…