Medicare Advantage Plans Participating in 2021 “Hospice Carve-in”
9 MA organizations cover hospice benefits; new applications expected for 2022.
Exploring Best Practices in Serious Illness Care for Medicare Advantage and ACOs
New blog summarizes 'do’s and don’ts' for plans and Accountable Care Organizations.
Proposed Medicare Fee Schedule Includes Features Favorable to Palliative Care
CMS increases value for certain Evaluation & Management codes, and adds allowable codes for telehealth.
New Payment Models Provide Opportunities to Enhance Care in Nursing Homes
A background on payment and quality of care in nursing homes, and one team's success in reducing avoidable hospital transfers.
Innovative and Impactful Opportunity for Payers
Two health plans are at the forefront of driving palliative care capabilities in their network hospitals.
CMMI Issues Flexibilities for Alternative Payment Models, including ACOs, SIP
Start Date for the Serious Illness Population Sub-Model Delayed To April 1, 2021
Full ACP-billing for Audio-Only Encounters
New Medicare Flexibilities introduced, including audio-only for “telehealth” on certain codes
Medicare Accelerated and Advanced Payments in Response to COVID-19
CMS is making early payments available to Medicare facilities and agencies, helping to ease immediate cash flow issues.
CMS Announces New Measures to Protect Nursing Home Residents from COVID-19
Guidance to limit transmission includes restricting all visitors and non-essential health care personnel.