The Medicare Advantage Value-Based Insurance Design (VBID) Model team hosted a webinar on Thursday, January 30, 2020 to provide information and answer questions about the hospice benefit component recently added to the Value Based Insurance Design (VBID) Model. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced in January 2019 that beginning in calendar year 2021, the VBID Model will test including the Medicare hospice benefit in Medicare Advantage.
Topics included an overview; a deep dive into the quality, network, and payment policies being tested as part of the hospice benefit component of the Model for CY 2021; and the application process. During the webinar, CMS shared next steps and engagement opportunities as well as a live question and answer (Q&A) session.
Interested organizations must apply online via an application by March 16, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. EST. The application portal will be live in February 2020 and application questions can be found in Appendix B of the CY 2021 VBID Hospice Benefit Component Request for Applications (PDF).
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To learn more about this model, please visit the Medicare Advantage Value-Based Insurance Design (VBID) Model webpage or contact VBID@cms.hhs.gov.