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.
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.
CMS Allows Medicare Reimbursement of Telehealth Visits
In response to COVID-19, Medicare is now reimbursing for telehealth visits at same rates as face-to-face visits, and more.
Explaining the Newly-Released Medicare Advantage “Carve-In” Model
Medicare Advantage Plans have option of covering hospice benefits, with guardrails to smooth transition for first two years
Medicare Direct Contracting Model and the High Needs Population
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.
Progress and Barriers Bringing Palliative Care to Medicare Advantage Populations
Insights from the September 25th Medicare Advantage Learning Community
FAQs on the New Seriously Ill Population (SIP) Alternative Payment Model Option
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)