Home Health Quality Reporting Training

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has many sources of information about Home Health Quality Reporting Program (HH QRP for stakeholders including:

  • Training Materials
  • Training Q&As
  • Special Open Door Forum (SODF) Presentations

Updates

October 25, 2022

POST-EVENT MATERIALS AVAILABLE: The Home Health OASIS-E Guidance Training Program

Post-event materials are now available for the Home Health OASIS-E Guidance Training Program. These materials include the recorded workshop sessions, PDF versions of the workshop presentations, and a post-event Q&A document.

Available Resources:

  • The recordings of the live virtual workshop sessions and the pre-event training webinars are available on CMS YouTube.
  • The pre-event training materials are available in the Downloads section below: 2022_September_HH Virtual Training Program – Part 1 (ZIP).
  • The post-event training materials are available in the Downloads section below: 2022_September_HH Virtual Training Program – Part 2 (ZIP).

If you have questions about accessing resources or feedback regarding the trainings, please email the PAC Training mailbox. Content-related questions should be submitted to the HH QRP Help Desk.

August 12, 2022

REGISTRATION OPEN: The Home Health (HH) Outcome Assessment Information Set Version E (OASIS-E) Guidance Training Program

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering a virtual training program that provides instruction on the guidance for the Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS)-E. This training is part of a comprehensive strategy to ensure home health providers have access to the educational materials necessary to promote understanding and compliance with changes in reporting requirements associated with the Home Health Quality Reporting Program (HH QRP). These changes go into effect on January 1, 2023. A major focus of this training will be on the cross-setting implementation of the standardized patient assessment data elements being introduced in 2023 to ensure more consistent reporting and evaluation across post-acute care settings.

The training program consists of two parts:

  • Part 1 – LEARN: Watch the pre-recorded training webinars that deliver foundational knowledge to assist in learning the new items and guidance. These videos are intended to be viewed in advance of the live event and are available now on CMS YouTube.
  • Part 2 – PRACTICE: Attend the live, virtual workshop sessions that provide practice coding scenarios on the items covered in the Part 1 training webinars. These live sessions will take place on September 13th and September 14th between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. ET.
Home Health OASIS-E Guidiance Training Program chart

Training Materials: Additional training resources are located within a ZIP file in the Downloads section below (2022_September_HH Virtual Training Program – Part 1 (ZIP)). These resources include an Acronym List, Action Plan Worksheet, Resource Guide, Case Study documents, and PDF versions of the Training Webinars.

Registration for the Part 2 live, virtual workshop sessions can be completed online through Zoom Events.

If you have questions about accessing resources or feedback regarding the training, please email the PAC Training Mailbox. Content-related questions should be submitted to the HH QRP Help Desk.

January 26, 2022

NEW RESOURCE AVAILABLE: Second Edition Home Health QRP Public Reporting Tip Sheet

The purpose of the Second Edition Home Health Quality Reporting Program (HH QRP) Public Reporting Tip Sheet is to help providers understand CMS' public reporting approach to the HH QRP to account for CMS quality data submissions that were either optional or excepted from public reporting due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency (PHE). The impact on CMS' Care Compare website refreshes are also outlined. This tip sheet serves as a companion document to the first edition of HH (COVID-19) Public Reporting Tip Sheet published in July 2020.

The tip sheet is available in the Downloads section below.

If you have questions about accessing the resources or feedback regarding the training, please email the PAC Training Mailbox. Content-related questions should be submitted to the HH QRP Help Desk.

December 15, 2021

CY 2022 Rule Finalizes Plan to Implement OASIS E on January 1, 2023

As finalized in the Calendar Year (CY) 2022 Home Health Rule, CMS will implement OASIS E on January 1, 2023, to initiate the capture of data for the Transfer of Health Information (TOH) to Provider Post-Acute Care (PAC) measure, the Transfer of Health Information (TOH) to Patient-PAC measure, and certain Standardized Patient Assessment Data Elements (SPADEs). CMS will provide training and education to Home Health Agencies in advance of implementation in 2023. Implementation was previously delayed to provide maximum flexibilities for providers of Home Health Agencies to respond to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.

November 10, 2021

NEW RESOURCES AVAILABLE: Job Aids – GG0130A. Eating, GG0130B. Oral Hygiene, GG0130C. Toileting Hygiene, GG0130E. Shower/Bathe Self, GG0130F. Upper Body Dressing, GG0130G. Lower Body Dressing, and GG0130H. Putting On/Taking Off Footwear.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering companion job aids to assist providers in the assessment and coding of GG0130A. Eating, GG0130B. Oral Hygiene, GG0130C. Toileting Hygiene, GG0130E. Shower/Bathe Self, GG0130F. Upper Body Dressing, GG0130G. Lower Body Dressing, and GG0130H. Putting On/Taking Off Footwear. The job aids provide clinically relevant information to assist providers in understanding specific guidelines and clinical considerations that should be applied to coding GG0130. Self-Care items. These training assets are intended for the following post-acute care (PAC) settings: Home Health Agencies (HHAs), Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs), Long-Term Care Facilities (LTCHs), and Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs). The training materials are available under the Downloads section below.

The job aids are provided in multiple file types designed for printing, viewing, or sharing electronically. An explanation of the file types is provided in the ZIP file.

If you have questions about accessing the resources or feedback regarding the training, please email the PAC Training Mailbox. Content-related questions should be submitted to the HH QRP Help Desk

November 10, 2021

NEW RESOURCES AVAILABLE: Quick Assessment Reference Pocket Guides / Badge Buddies for Coding

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering Pocket Guides to assist providers in assessing and coding self-care and mobility, falls, and pressure ulcers/injuries. The pocket guides provide a quick reference for important terms and definitions that promote coding accuracy. These training assets are intended for providers in Home Health Agencies (HHAs), Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs), Long-Term Care Hospitals (LTCHs), and Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs). The pocket guides are approximately 2 x 3.5 inches in size and are designed to be worn behind a provider identification badge.

The pocket guides are available under the Downloads section below and cover the following topics: 

  • Pocket Guide #1: Coding for Self-Care and Mobility Items.
  •  Pocket Guide #2: Definitions for Coding Section J Fall Items.
  • Pocket Guide #3: Pressure Ulcers/Injuries Stages and Definitions.

If you have questions about accessing the resources or feedback regarding the training, please email the PAC Training Mailbox. Content-related questions should be submitted to the HH QRP Help Desk.

October 26, 2021

UPDATED TRAINING AVAILABLE: Section GG 3-Course Training Series

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering an updated web-based training series on the assessment and coding of Section GG. This training is intended for providers in the following post-acute care (PAC) settings: Home Health Agencies (HHAs), Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs), Long-Term Care Hospitals (LTCHs), and Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs). It is designed to be used on demand anywhere you can access a browser. This training series consists of three courses:

Each course includes interactive exercises to test your knowledge related to the assessment and coding of Section GG items.

If you have technical questions or feedback regarding the training, please email the PAC Training Mailbox. Content-related questions should be submitted to the HH QRP Help Desk.

February 12, 2021

TRAINING AVAILABLE – Section N: Medications – Drug Regimen Review Web-Based Training

Section N Web-Based Training is Available

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering a web-based training course that provides an overview of the assessment and coding of the Drug Regimen Review standardized patient assessment data elements (SPADEs) found in the Medications Section of the guidance manuals.

This 45-minute course is intended for providers in Home Health Agencies (HHAs), Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs), Long-Term Care Hospitals (LTCHs), and Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs), and is designed to be used on demand anywhere you can access a browser.

Click here to access the training.

If you have technical questions or feedback regarding the training, please email the PAC Training mailbox. Content-related questions should be submitted to the Home Health Quality Help Desk.

January 13, 2021

TRAINING AVAILABLE – From Data Elements to Quality Measures – Cross-Setting QRP Web-Based Training.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering a web-based training course that provides a high-level overview of how data elements within CMS patient/resident assessment instruments are used to construct quality measures (QMs) across post-acute care (PAC) settings. The PAC settings included are those covered under the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Reporting Programs (QRPs) for Home Health Agencies (HHAs), Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs), Long-Term Care Hospitals (LTCHs), and Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs). Information covered will include a short review of the QRPs' cross-setting quality measures (QM), how data elements feed into these cross-setting QMs, how QMs are calculated and appear on QM reports and how to access and use this data for quality improvement.

Please click HERE to access the web-based training.

If you have technical questions or feedback regarding the training, please email the PAC Training mailbox. Content-related questions should be submitted to the Home Health Quality Help Desk.

January 13, 2021

TRAINING AVAILABLE – Section M: Skin Conditions - Assessment and Coding of Pressure Ulcers/Injuries Web-Based Training

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering a web-based training course that provides an overview of the assessment and coding of pressure ulcers/injuries. This 90-minute course is intended for providers in Home Health Agencies (HHAs), Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs), Long-Term Care Hospitals (LTCHs), and Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs), and is designed to be used on demand anywhere you can access a browser. The course is divided into the following six sections and includes interactive exercises to test your knowledge related to the assessment and coding of pressure ulcers/injuries.

Please click HERE to access the web-based training.

If you have technical questions or feedback regarding the training, please email the PAC Training mailbox. Content-related questions should be submitted to the Home Health Quality Help Desk.

 

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