L-R) Amy Melnick, NCHPC Executive Director; Phil Rogers, AAHPM; Diane Meier, CAPC; Joe Rotella, AAHPM, Allison Silvers, CAPC; Judi Lund Person, Lori Bishop, NHPCO; Edo Banach, NHPCO; Hannah Moore, NHPCO

May 28, 2019. Representatives of the Coalition met with members of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) to discuss the details of the new Primary Care First-Serious Illness Population model and the implications for the patients, families and the field. The Coalition is pleased CMS is moving forward with expanding serious illness care to Medicare beneficiaries and is working to better understand this model to ensure it is based on appropriate patient and provider selection criteria, quality measures, and payment.

Additionally, the Coalition is sponsoring a free webinar on July 10, 2019, that will provide the hospice and palliative care community with additional details.