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Home Health, Hospice & Durable Medical Equipment Open Door Forum

Overview:

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.

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**Updated August 14, 2014 - The proposed agenda for the next Home Health, Hospice & DME/Quality Open Door Forum is scheduled for Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 2:00pm is as follows Announcements & Updates; OASIS-C1 webinar, September 3, 2014 @2PM, Survey and Certification letter attached.  Can be found at: http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Provider-Enrollment-and-Certification/SurveyCertificationGenInfo/Policy-and-Memos-to-States-and-Regions.html  search for OASIS-C1_ICD9; FY 2015 Hospice Payment Rate Update Final Rule: http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Medicare-Fee-for-Service-Payment/Hospice/Hospice-Regulations-and-Notices-Items/CMS-1609-F.html; Hospice Cost Report: http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAViewIC?ref_nbr=201312-0938-003&icID=8476; Hospice CAHPS Survey: http://www.hospicecahpssurvey.org; HHCAHPS (Home Health CAHPS Survey) at URL https://homehealthcahps.org. This agenda is subject to change. If you wish to participate, dial 1-800-837-1935 Conference ID 44421630. Please see the full participation announcement in the Downloads section below. Thank you for your continued interest in the CMS Open Door Forums.