CMS to Hold VBID Hospice Benefit Technical Support Series 

Situation Report | October 26, 2020

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will host a technical support webinar to provide an overview of the Hospice Benefit Component Technical and Operational Guidance under the Value-Based Insurance Design (VBID) Model.

Also, CMS’s VBID Model team will begin hosting monthly office hours for interested stakeholders to learn more about the VBID Model’s Hospice Benefit Component.

The VBID Model allows Medicare Advantage organizations to further target benefit design to enrollees based on chronic condition and/or socioeconomic characteristics and/or incentivize the use of Part D prescription drug benefits through rewards and incentives, including the Medicare hospice benefit which has traditionally been carved-out of Medicare Advantage.

Interested HCA members can submit questions in advance by emailing the VBID Mailbox at

Click the session titles below for more information, a session summary and registration. (Note: the times listed below reflect Eastern Standard Time, whereas the registration sites are listed in Pacific Standard Time.)

Additional information can be found on CMS’s VBID website or by contacting