New FAQs for the Hospice VBID Model from CMS

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (Innovation Center) has posted a new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document as an additional resource for the Value-Based Insurance Design (VBID) Model’s Hospice Benefit Component.

The Hospice VBID FAQ document can be found here. It provides answers to questions on claims and billing, networks and contracting, appeals and grievances, and other topics related to the Hospice Benefit Component.

For more hospice-specific VBID resources, visit this page from CMS.

FAQs can only go so far – if your organization is struggling to maintain your cash flow, contact us today!

The Hospice Benefit Component of the VBID Model is testing the impact on quality and program expenditures of incorporating the Medicare Part A hospice benefit into the Medicare Advantage (MA) program for Part A and Part B services, with the goal of creating a seamless continuum of care. In voluntarily participating in this Model Component, MA Organizations are incorporating the Medicare hospice benefit into MA covered benefits while offering comprehensive palliative care services outside the hospice benefit for enrollees with serious illness.