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 January 9, 2023- The proposed agenda for next Home Health, Hospice and DME Open Door Forum scheduled for Wednesday, January 11, 2023 from 2pm-3pmET is as follows: Announcements & Updates: Extension of the Rural Add-On Payment for HHAs in Low-Population Density Areas for CY 2023; Expanded Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) Model Update (Website: https://innovation.cms.gov/innovation-models/expanded-home-health-value-based-purchasing-modelHelp Desk: HHVBPquestions@lewin.com); HHCAHPS Survey Updates [Email questions about HHCAHPS to hhcahps@rti.org or call (866)-354-0985 or email the CMS Mailbox at homehealthcahps@cms.hhs.gov]; Home Health ODF Topics (Public Reporting, Next QAO Interim Performance Report available on iQIES, OASIS-E release active as of 01/01/2023); Hospice ODF Topics: Public Reporting- February 2023 Refresh; HOPE- Beta Test analysis in progress, March/April HQRP Forum; Other- Final Quarterly Update in January 2023; Health Equity; Special Focus Program (SFP); Open Q&A. Please see the Downloads section below for the full agenda. This call will be conference call only. If you wish to participate please dial 1-888-455-1397 & Reference Conference Passcode: 4325849. Thank you for your continued interest in the CMS Open Door Forums. 



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