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CMS now accepting applications for model adding hospice benefit into Medicare Advantage

CMS has issued a request for applications (RFA) for the hospice benefit component of Medicare Advantage Value-Based Insurance Design (VBID) model.

Details on plans are included in the RFA. Completed applications are due to CMS by 11:59 p.m. March 16, 2020.

The new component would give Medicare Advantage organizations the opportunity to add the Medicare hospice benefit in 2021. Medicare Advantage organizations participating in the VBID model will be required to offer enrollees who elect hospice the full Medicare hospice benefit, not just parts of it.

Related link: View the RFA at http://bit.ly/2NLTvjX.