Applications for the Value-Based Insurance Model and its Hospice Benefit Component due Friday, April 15, 2022.

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) has released a new request for applications for Medicare Advantage (MA) plans to cover hospice benefits, due Friday, April 15, 2022. This new round of applications will likely expand the number of plans and the geographic availability of MA coverage of hospice benefits. In addition, all MA plans participating in the Value-Based Insurance Design (VBID) Hospice Benefit Component must develop a strategy to provide palliative care to their members not electing hospice, and to provide at least one month of concurrent curative and hospice coverage.

CAPC has resources that can help hospices navigate these new relationships and opportunities, including:

MA plans can get the resources they need in CAPC’s Health Plan Toolkit, which is open to all.

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