Hospice leaders are, for the most part, encouraged by the move to explore a Medicare Advantage (MA) carve-in for hospice through an expanded demonstration. But several questions remain, they caution, with the bulk of them focusing on whether the hospice benefit could somehow be diluted or lessened. The Centers for
Hospice Leaders Applaud MA Carve-In Approach — But Also Voice Concerns
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Washington, DC – Earlier today, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (“Innovation Center”) announced changes to the ongoing Medicare Advantage Value-Based Insurance Design (V-BID) model which includes allowing Medicare Advantage plans to offer the Medicare hospice benefit on a voluntary basis. The