CMS Releases List of MA Plans Offering Hospice under VBID Model in CY2022

On September 29, 2021, 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) 2022, including those that will participate in the MA VBID Hospice Benefit Component, which began operation in January…

NAHC Comments to CMS Call for Important Changes to Proposed Rule

“It is highly unlikely that home healthcare delivery in 2022 will be anything comparable to care delivery in 2020.” – NAHC The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has filed comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on the CY2022 proposed rule, calling for no substantial changes to the PDGM payment…

CMS Issues Guidance on Determining Hospice Beneficiary Enrollment in MA VBID Hospice Model for CY2022

CMS Orders Systems Changes to Identify Hospice Patients in the Model In calendar year 2022 (CY2022), the Medicare Advantage (MA) Value-based Insurance Model (VBID) Hospice Component demonstration model – under which the hospice benefit is included as part of the MA benefit package — will enter its second year of operation and it is believed he…

CMS Encourages Hospices to Submit Notice of Election Electronically

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is encouraging hospices to submit notices of election (NOE) through electronic data interchange (EDI). One of the main advantages to hospices of filing electronically is that it reduces, and potentially eliminates problems with NOEs that result from keying errors during the Direct Data Entry (DDE) process.  Electronically…

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…