The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center’s Value-Based Insurance Design (VBID) Model team will host a technical support webinar to provide an overview of the Hospice Benefit Component Technical and Operational Guidance. Further, starting later this month, the VBID Model team will host monthly office hours for interested stakeholders to learn more about the VBID Model’s Hospice Benefit Component. Please submit questions in advance by emailing the VBID Mailbox at VBID@cms.hhs.gov.

Overview of the Calendar Year (CY) 2021 Hospice Benefit Component

During this webinar on Monday, November 2, from 4:00-5:00 PM EST, presenters will provide a brief review of the Hospice Benefit Component of the VBID Model and the recently released CY2021 VBID Hospice Benefit Component Technical and Operational Guidance. This session will also offer attendees an opportunity to ask follow-up questions about the Hospice Benefit Component.

  • Registration is now open here.

November Office Hours: Hospice Benefit Component of the VBID Model

During office hours on Tuesday, November 10, from 1:00-2:00 PM EST, presenters will answer questions received in the VBID Mailbox and offer participants an opportunity to ask follow-up questions about the Hospice Benefit Component.

  • Registration is now open here.

December Office Hours: Hospice Benefit Component of the VBID Model

During office hours on Tuesday, December 15, from 1:00-2:00 PM EST, presenters will answer questions received in the VBID Mailbox and offer participants an opportunity to ask follow-up questions about the Hospice Benefit Component.

  • Registration is now open here.

January Office Hours: Hospice Benefit Component of the VBID Model

During office hours on Tuesday, January 12, from 1:00-2:00 PM EST, presenters will answer questions received in the VBID Mailbox and offer participants an opportunity to ask follow-up questions about the Hospice Benefit Component.

  • Registration is now open here.

For more information, visit the VBID overview page or contact VBID@cms.hhs.gov. To stay updated on the Hospice Benefit Component, sign up for the listserv. Other resources are listed below:

  • The CY2021 VBID Hospice Benefit Component Technical and Operational Guidance document can be found here.

A downloadable list of Medicare Advantage Organizations participating in the Hospice Benefit Component of the VBID Model, with plan benefit package number, service area and contact information can be found here: VBID CY2021 Hospice Benefit Contact Information (XLS)