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 October 28, 2021- The proposed agenda for the next Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum scheduled for Wednesday, November 10, 2021 from 2pm-3pmET is as follows: CY 2022 Home Health Final Rule UpdateHome Health Claims Processing updateHome Health Quality Reporting Program updates; Updates to the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model; Provider Enrollment Revalidation (COVID-19 PE FAQs (PDF) September 2nd MLN Connects - Provider Enrollment Activities Resume in October); Hospice Quality Reporting Program updates/Public reporting (HQRP webpage:https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/Hospice-Quality-Reporting/Spotlight.htmlHospice QRP Requirements and Best Practices: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/Hospice-Quality-Reporting/HQRP-Requirements-and-Best-PracticesHospice QRP Training and Education Library: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/Hospice-Quality-Reporting/Hospice-Quality-Reporting-Training-Training-and-Education-LibraryHQRP Help Desks: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/Hospice-Quality-Reporting/Help-DesksHospice Compare/Public Reporting: https://www.medicare.gov/care-compare/); Update on CAHPS Hospice Survey Star Ratings (For questions about the CAHPS Hospice Survey, email hospicecahpssurvey@hsag.com, For CMS-related questions about the CAHPS Hospice Survey, email hospicesurvey@cms.hhs.govThe official website for the CAHPS Hospice Survey is https://hospicecahpssurvey.org); Open Q&A. If you wish to participate, dial 1-888-455-1397 & Conference Passcode: 8604468. Please see the full participation announcement in the Downloads section below. Thank you for your continued interest in the CMS Open Door Forums. 




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