Palliative in Practice

Payment and Program Financing

Improving payment and payer-provider partnerships for the delivery of high-quality palliative care.

Medicare Accelerated and Advanced Payments in Response to COVID-19

Updated May 18, 2020

CMS is making early payments available to Medicare facilities and agencies, helping to ease immediate cash flow issues.

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CMS Announces New Measures to Protect Nursing Home Residents from COVID-19

Updated March 30, 2020

Guidance to limit transmission includes restricting all visitors and non-essential health care personnel.

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CMS Allows Medicare Reimbursement of Telehealth Visits

Updated March 30, 2020

In response to COVID-19, Medicare is now reimbursing for telehealth visits at same rates as face-to-face visits, and more.

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Explaining the Newly-Released Medicare Advantage “Carve-In” Model

Updated March 5, 2020

Medicare Advantage Plans have option of covering hospice benefits, with guardrails to smooth transition for first two years

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Medicare Direct Contracting Model and the High Needs Population

January 9, 2020

This blog reviews some of the highlights of the new model, summarizes the option of a High Needs Population Direct Contracting Entity, and notes key features of the overall model that are applicable to palliative care clinicians and teams.

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Progress and Barriers Bringing Palliative Care to Medicare Advantage Populations

Updated January 29, 2020

Insights from the September 25th Medicare Advantage Learning Community

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FAQs on the New Seriously Ill Population (SIP) Alternative Payment Model Option

Updated November 1, 2019

Updated October 30, 2019. CAPC's policy team provides insights about the new SIP Alternative Payment Model, based on the formal Request for Applications (RFA)

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New Medicare Alternative Payment Model Provides Opportunities for Home and Community Palliative Care

Updated June 5, 2019

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An Interview with Edo Banach: The Longer Horizon

Updated July 30, 2019

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