Cheat Sheet

Medicare Advantage Hospice Benefit

    Key Takeaways

    • Beginning in January 2021, as a part of the Value Based Insurance Design demonstration, Medicare Advantage (MA) organizations will have the option to offer hospice benefits.
    • The demonstration, lasting from January 2021 to December 2024, will test whether the model improves hospice access, quality, and care coordination for MA enrollees and enables innovation and partnerships between MA organizations and hospice providers.
    • 53 MA organizations have indicated that they will offer hospice benefits for the 2021 benefits year.

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