The "Hospice Carve In" Demo Explained
Who can apply? Medicare Advantage Organizations (MAOs) can elect to participate in the hospice benefit component and in other components offered by the VBID model or to only participate the hospice benefit component of VBID (while meeting a few core criteria of the VBID model). MAOs are ...
Brad Smith Announced as New CMMI Director
In this new role, Smith will not only lead the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation but will also serve as a Senior Advisor to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar for Value-Based Transformation. Secretary Azar stressed that Smith will “continue and accelerate the value-based transformation work” of CMS ...
Should Life Plan Communities Lead Special Needs Plans?
A SNP model could help life plan communities influence outcomes of care for residents over time.
So You Want to be a Special Needs Plan: Perspectives from the Field
A number of LeadingAge members are asking that question. In response, the Center for Managed Care Solutions & Innovations at LeadingAge compiled observations and advice from several sources, including consultants who specialize in this area and members that are pursuing or have implemented their own SNP strategy. The main ...
Direct Contracting Model Announced
The DC model is aimed at creating new opportunities to test an array of financial risk-sharing arrangements and builds on lessons learned from the Medicare Accountable Care Organization (ACO) initiatives including the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) and the Next Generation ACO (NextGen). The DC model also draws on payment ...