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Hospice Benefit FAQs

VNS Health Medicare Palliative Care and Hospice Services

VNS Health Medicare is one of a handful of designated Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center Model participants for the Hospice Benefit Program, which is designed to increase patient access to hospice services and improve coordination between hospice providers and other clinicians at the patient’s end of life. The hospice benefit component of the Value-Based Insurance Design Model is an opportunity for VNS Health Medicare, physicians, and hospice providers to collaborate and improve care coordination, transparency, and quality of life for our Medicare members at the end of life.

Frequently Asked Questions

View up-to-date information on the CMS Model’s website.