Advancing palliative care payment from both public and private payers.

Trump Signs Omnibus and COVID-19 Relief Bill

New law delays changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

CMMI Releases More Details on Direct Contracting Model Opportunities

New payment arrangements will hold groups of providers accountable for total cost and quality.

CMS Extends Medicare Flexibilities to Allow Hospital-At-Home

Program allows eligible hospitals to provide acute care in patients homes during the pandemic, covering 60 acute conditions.

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