April 14, 2014

Currently, Medicare patients that wish to receive palliative hospice care have a tough choice to make—forgo any curative treatment or incur all hospice care costs. This could change, however, with the recent launch of CMS's Medicare Care Choices Model ("MCCM").

CMS is currently accepting applications for the MCCM, a three year demonstration project under which eligible beneficiaries can receive certain types of services from participating hospice providers while concurrently receiving services from their regular, curative care providers. Central to the MCCM is hospice providers' continued active role in care coordination and case management.


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