The hospice space is evolving and providers will likely spend much of 2020 girding themselves for more change, including movement towards value-based payment models, accelerating industry consolidation, and possible changes to reimbursement, among others. At the forefront of many hospice leaders’ minds will be how they should gear up for the Medicare Advantage hospice carve-in demonstration, currently to begin in 2021. Many details are still unclear about the nuts and bolts of that program, and as a result some have pushed for the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to delay the program’s start. For now however, the 2021 date remains in place, meaning that hospices that plan to participate in the demonstration have a great deal of work to do.
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