MA Stakeholders, Hospices At Odds Over VBID Demo Delay

By Michelle M. Stein / July 24, 2020 at 4:10 PM
Medicare Advantage and hospice stakeholders say legislation could be introduced soon that would push back until 2023 the option for MA plans to add hospice to the Value-Based Insurance Design demonstration run through the innovation center -- but while hospice providers say a delay is needed, the Better Medicare Alliance says plans have prepped for the demo and a two-year delay is untenable. Outside of the demonstration, Medicare beneficiaries can’t access hospice services through Medicare Advantage, and typically can’t access...

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