CMS Innovation Center Medicare Care Choices Model
April 14, 2014 10:21 AM
The CMS Innovation Center held a webinar on April 9, 2014 to provide an overview of the Medicare Care Choices Model and application process. CMS will soon be posting the slides from this webinar to the Innovation Center webpage here.
More information about the Model can be found in the weekly Q&As on the Model released by the CMS Innovation Center.
There were several hundred participants on the webinar. They shared concerns and questions with Project Officers about the breadth of services the hospice would have to provide under the Model, and how the payment of $400 per beneficiary per month seems too low to even cover the hospice’s costs. The Officers clarified some of the responsibilities of chosen participating hospices and clarified some aspects of the Model. There are still outstanding questions and the Officers encouraged participants to submit questions/comments to CareChoices@cms.hhs.gov.
In addition to this webinar, CMS announced late last night that a Special Open Door Forum (ODF) on the Introduction to the Medicare Care Choices Model will be held on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 from 2:00 – 3:00 PM EST.
The link to the materials for this special ODF can be found here.