POSTED ON MONDAY, June 29, 2020  

CMS has extended the Medicare Care Choice Model (MCCM) through December 31, 2021 allowing for more Medicare Beneficiaries to access supportive care.

“MCCM tests a new option for Medicare beneficiaries to receive supportive care services from selected hospice providers. It evaluates whether those services can improve the quality of life and care received by Medicare beneficiaries, increase patient satisfaction, and reduce Medicare expenditures.

Under the extension, participating MCCM hospices will be able to enroll eligible beneficiaries through June 30, 2021 and provide MCCM services for them through December 31, 2021. The extension will not affect the model’s other existing operations or policies.

The extension will apply to hospices already participating in the model; no new hospices will be enrolled. CMS will contact hospices participating in the model in the coming days and invite them to apply for the voluntary extension.”

Source: NAHC Report

 

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