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 Agenda: November 4, 2019 - The proposed agenda for the next Home Health, Hospice & DME/Quality Open Door Forum is scheduled for Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 2:00pm is as follows: Announcements & Updates; Review Choice Demonstration for Home Health Services; iQIES Update for HHAs; https://qtso.cms.gov/news-and-updates/register-iqies-account-action-required-1; CY 2020 Home Health Prospective Payment System Final Rule: /center/provider-Type/home-Health-Agency-HHA-Center; Home Health Updates; Home Infusion Therapy Updates; HH QRP Update; HH QRP, Reporting & CY2020 APU Process Update; CY2020 APU Process: /Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/HomeHealthQualityInits/Home-Health-Quality-Reporting-Reconsideration-and-Exception-and-Extension; Spotlight and Announcements page: /Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/HomeHealthQualityInits/Spotlight-and-Announcements; HH PDGM Billing Update: /Medicare/Medicare-Fee-for-Service-Payment/HomeHealthPPS/CaseMixGrouperSoftware; /Medicare/Medicare-Fee-for-Service-Payment/HomeHealthPPS/HH-PDGM: HHCAHPS Updates; HHCAHPS website: https://homehealthcahps.org; HHCAHPS@rti.org or call (866) 354-0985; Hospice CAHPS Update; Survey Website: www.hospicecahpssurvey.org; CAHPS Hospice Survey Project Team: hospicecahpssurvey@HSAG.org or 1-844-472-4621; Technical assistance: hospicecahpssurvey@hsag.com; CMS staff: hospicesurvey@cms.hhs.gov; Hospice QRP updates; HQRP webpage: /Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/Hospice-Quality-Reporting/Spotlight; Hospice Compare update: https://www.medicare.gov/hospiceCompare/; Final Rule 1713-F: Conditions of Payment to be Applied to Certain DMEPOS Items. If you wish to participate, dial 1-888-455-1397. Conference ID: 4676500. 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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