Recruitment Announcement – Technical Expert Panel for Hospice Special Focus Program Development
Provisions in the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) of 2021 direct the Secretary to create a Special Focus Program (SFP) for poor-performing hospice programs, to develop and implement a range of remedies and procedures for appealing determinations, and set out requirements for noncompliant hospice programs. In the CY 2022 HH PPS Final Rule, it was stated that additional collaboration would be sought to further develop the methodology for the SFP through a Technical Expert Panel (TEP).
Abt Associates, under contract with CMS, is currently recruiting a wide range of hospice stakeholders, including providers, patient advocates, national and state associations, other hospice staff members, and patients and caregivers for participation in a TEP to contribute feedback and thoughtful input during SFP development.
The Nomination Form is available at https://www.cms.gov/files/document/tep-nomination-form.pdf-0.
The Nomination Form and general questions about the Hospice SFP TEP shall be sent to HospiceSFP@abtassoc.com. Hospice SFP TEP nomination forms must be received by August 12, 2022, to be considered for TEP inclusion.
The Hospice SFP project is under CMS contract number 75FCMC18D0014 and task order number 75FCMC19F0001.