Hospice News October 3, 2022
Jim Parker

The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) is developing new reimbursement pathways for palliative care.

As part of that process, CMMI is applying elements of its Medicare Care Choices Model (MCCM) demonstration, which ended Dec. 31, 2021, according to a new CMMI white paper. MCCM was designed to test the impact of concurrent hospice and curative care.

“Aspects of MCCM are being used in the development of new CMS Innovation Center models related to palliative care,” the center indicated in the white paper.

To date, the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service (CMS) has not announced a specific palliative care payment demonstration nor any details about a future model. Those now in development at CMMI may or may...

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