Advancing palliative care payment from both public and private payers.

New Federal Grant Programs to Support Telehealth Investments

The Federal Communications Commission and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), Rural Development, open applications.

Leadership Tips: Preparing for a Stressful Budget Season

Budget season and business planning are often stressful for palliative care leaders. Find practical guidance for planning forward during the pandemic.

House Passes The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

Sweeping legislation includes provisions that will support people living with serious illness.

CMMI Halts Start of the Seriously Ill Population (SIP) Payment Model

CMMI notifies applicants that the model is “under review”.

National Coalition Shares Policy Goals with Biden Administration and New Congress

Recommendations span COVID-19 response, access and payment, and workforce expansion.

Second Application for Primary Care First Model Opening Spring 2021

Broader range of eligible practices can apply, including applications for the Seriously Ill Population (SIP)

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.

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