Posted Monday, December 7, 2020

CMS has introduced a new payment model demonstration that allows for curative and hospice care at the same time.  The demonstration will test to see if a geographic-based approach to value-based care can accomplish both quality improvement and cost savings for Medicare beneficiaries.

“The need to strengthen the Medicare program by moving to a system that aligns financial incentives to pay for keeping people healthy has long been a priority,” said CMS Administrator Seema Verma. “This model allows participating entities to build integrated relationships with health care providers and invest in population health in a region to better coordinate care, improve quality, and lower the cost of care for Medicare beneficiaries in a community.”

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