CMS Announces Test for Medicare Advantage Hospice Benefit Carve-In

In case you didn’t hear the news, CMS recently announced a number of Medicare Advantage (MA) health plan innovations to be tested in the Value-Based Insurance Design (VBID) model. One of those innovations to be tested for MA plans beginning in 2021 is a carve-in for hospice.

According to the CMS Fact Sheet, “Beginning in CY 2021, the VBID model will also test the Medicare hospice benefit in Medicare Advantage. CMS will release additional information and guidance on this intervention for interested stakeholders in the coming months through the VBID model website, and through open-door forum type events.”

Read the full fact sheet here.

We will continue to keep you informed of important developments for the hospice industry. In the meantime, if you’d like to learn more about Fazzi’s Hospice Consulting Services, please contact us.