CMS Introduction to CY2021 Hospice Component in VBID Model

Categories: Policy.

The CMS Innovation Center will be hosting two webinars to support robust stakeholder engagement efforts and as a result, the seamless test of carving in the Medicare hospice benefit into Medicare Advantage, as part of the Value-Based Insurance Design (VBID) model.

The first webinar will provide an overview of the model’s main goals and guiding principles, provide a brief review of Medicare Advantage and the Medicare Hospice Benefit, introduce the key model design considerations, and provide a general timeline for the coming months. The second webinar will delve more deeply into CMS’s key design considerations that relate to beneficiary access, quality metrics and payment. During both webinars, CMS will share next steps and engagement opportunities as well as include a live question and answer (Q&A) session.

The first webinar will be held on Tuesday, April 9, from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EST. Details on the time and date, including how to register, for the second webinar will be announced separately on the VBID model website.

Visit the CMS Innovation Center VBID model website to registration for the first webinar.