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Home Health, Hospice & Durable Medical Equipment Open Door Forum


The Home Health, Hospice & Durable Medical Equipment Open Door Forum (ODF) addresses the concerns of three unique health care areas within the Medicare & Medicaid programs. Issues related to Home Health PPS, the newly proposed competitive bidding for DME and the Medicare Hospice benefit are all topics the forum has covered. Many of the issues covered bridge concerns within all three settings and the combination of the topics under one Forum has been useful to many participants. We continue to hold Special ODFs when individual policy issues require special attention. Timely announcements and clarifications regarding important rulemaking, agency program initiatives and other related areas are also included in the forums.


**Updated June 24, 2015 - The proposed agenda for the next Home Health, Hospice & DME/Quality Open Door Forum is scheduled for Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 3:30pm is as follows Announcements & Updates; Home Health and Hospice Rule Updates: HHCAHPS Announcement Home Health Star Ratings materials are available at:; Hospice Announcement; Home Health Claims Processing Announcement; Accessing HHAs CASPER reports; Announcement of the Home Health Quality Questions mailbox; Publication of OMB-approved OASIS-C1/ICD-10 data set and final OASIS C1/ICD-10 manuals; Open Q&A. This agenda is subject to change. If you wish to participate, dial 1-800-837-1935 Conference ID 21624265. Please see the full participation announcement in the Downloads section below. Thank you for your continued interest in the CMS Open Door Forums.