MACS Will Provide Mailing to Hospice Regarding the VBID Model


On December 16, 2021, CMS issued Change Request 12524, which directs the Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) to provide a direct mailing to hospice providers regarding the Hospice Benefit Component, Value Based Insurance Design (VBID) Model and participating Medicare Advantage Organizations. The mailing will raise general awareness of the hospice benefit component and provide education on participation and billing for Medicare Advantage enrollees that receive services in affected areas.