Hospice News October 12, 2020
Jim Parker

Health care has been in a state of transformation during the past decade since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) became the law of the land. Among other provisions, the ACA created the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), which is spearheading vast changes to the ways hospices get paid.

The changes are largely driven by a move to orient Medicare and Medicaid programs around value-based care payment models, which tie payments to the quality of care and award health care providers for creating efficiencies and cost savings. Though one could argue that the bundled payments through the Medicare Hospice Benefit represent a value-based payment arrangement, hospices have long been excluded from some of the newer programs, such as Medicare...

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