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CMS Announces Awardees for Medicare Care Choices Model

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has invited more than 140 Medicare-certified hospices to participate in the Medicare Care Choices Model, which is designed to evaluate whether eligible Medicare beneficiaries would elect to receive supportive care services typically provided by hospices if they also continue to receive curative services. Under the model, participating hospices will receive a monthly per-beneficiary fee to provide services that are currently available through the hospice benefit, including nursing, social work, bereavement, nutritional support and others.

To read a fact sheet about the model, including a list of participants, visit www.cms.gov/Newsroom/MediaReleaseDatabase/Fact-sheets/2015-Fact-sheets-items/2015-07-20.html.

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