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…

CMS Gives Early Plans for Testing Hospice in Medicare Advantage

–Opportunities for Stakeholder Input, Additional Details Expected Over Coming Months On April 9, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) held a one-hour webinar during which officials from the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovations (CMMI) provided a “first look” at plans for a test program under which Medicare Advantage (MA) plans participating in…

CMS Hospice Webinar: Medicare Advantage Value-Based Design Model

The Medicare Advantage Value-Based Insurance Model team of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will present an important new webinar, Medicare Advantage Value-Based Insurance Design Model – Hospice Intervention, on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT. The webinar will provide an overview of the model’s main goals and…