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A Palliative Care CMMI Demo Could Ignite Competition for Hospices

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New legislation is leading some hospices to consider what a potential community-based palliative care payment demo would mean for them — as well as what it would look like. The post A Palliative Care CMMI Demo Could Ignite Competition for Hospices appeared first on Hospice News.

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New CMMI Primary Care Demo Could Pave Way for Hospice, Palliative Partnerships

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The agency intends for the 10-year demo to expand and enhance care management and care coordination. The post New CMMI Primary Care Demo Could Pave Way for Hospice, Palliative Partnerships appeared first on Hospice News.

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New Senate Bill Would Create CMMI Palliative Care Demo

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The post New Senate Bill Would Create CMMI Palliative Care Demo appeared first on Hospice News. Our bipartisan bill ensures patients who need this care in Wyoming and across the country continue to receive the highest quality of care they deserve.”

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SCAN Group CEO Jain: CMMI Should Pursue MA Demos

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” The post SCAN Group CEO Jain: CMMI Should Pursue MA Demos appeared first on Hospice News.

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CMS Extends Hospice VBID Through 2030

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While some hospice leaders question the value of the program, others have greeted the demo with more enthusiasm. During the program’s first year in 2021, 9,630 MA beneficiaries received hospice care through the VBID demo, and 525 utilized the program’s supplemental benefits, according to a report the RAND Corporation prepared for CMS.

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Hospices Welcome VBID’s Demise, But Questions Remain

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Many operators were glad to see it go, but the questions the demo sought to answer still linger. I hope that what comes out of this demo is a more durable path for concurrent care and a real palliative care benefit.” — Edo Banach, partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP. Citing “operational challenges,” the U.S.

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How Palliative Care Generates Savings, Boosts Hospice Utilization

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Among those demos is the Medicare Care Choices Model (MCCM), which ran between 2016 and 2021. Cost savings in MCCM The MCCM demo found that access to community-based palliative care can significantly drive down hospitalizations and emergency department visits, as well as related costs. An analysis from the U.S.