Hospice News September 30, 2022
The hospice component of the value-based insurance design (VBID) demonstration will include elements designed to promote health equity in 2023.
HHS indicated that VBID participants will implement strategies to advance health equity across all aspects of their participation. This aligns with previous statements from the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that health equity will be a key component of their payment model demonstrations going forward.
“True quality cannot exist without equity. For too long, the systemic disparities have resulted in underserved communities having limited access to preventative screenings, diagnostic services, and treatments across race, gender, income, geography, and other demographics,” CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure said earlier this month. “Health outcomes are unequal. Our drive to high-quality care...