Coalition Responds to CMS Request for Information

NHPCO staff worked closely with The National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care (Coalition) on its response to a request for information from the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

The letter addresses cost effective and quality driven patient-centered care models that would improve the healthcare system. NHPCO stands with the Coalition who encourages the CMS Innovation Center to ensure choice and quality competition in the healthcare market, explore new accountable payment mechanisms based on patient need, and address limitations in the Medicare Advantage Value Based Insurance Design as well as other issues in current healthcare models. NHPCO also supports the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine’s proposed payment model that would support palliative care patients.

We will continue to monitor CMMIs activities and promote hospice and palliative care interests.