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 September 19, 2022- The proposed agenda for next Home Health, Hospice and DME Open Door Forum is scheduled for Wednesday, September 21, 2022 from 3:30pm-4:30pmET is as follows: Announcements & Updates: DMEPOS National Provider Enrollment (NPE) Award; Suspension of Prior Authorization Requirements for Orthoses Items Furnished Urgently or Under Special Circumstances (https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/08/10/2022-17187/medicare-program-suspension-of-required-prior-authorization-for-certain-durable-medical-equipment); 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); Home Health Quality Reporting Program (HHQRP) Public Reporting: October Refresh, Education and Training: OASIS-E Guidance Training Program; Home Health CAHPS Survey Updates [HHCAHPS Website: https://homehealthcahps.orgCMS mailbox address: homehealthcahps@cms.hhs.govHHCAHPS Coordination Team Technical Assistance mailbox address: HHCAHPS@rti.orgHHCAHPS Coordination Team Technical Assistance toll-free telephone number: (866) 354-0985]; Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) (Public Reporting: November 2022 refresh, HOPE, Rulemaking: Fall Forum Webinar Details- Title: CMS September Hospice Quality Reporting Program Forum Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2022 Time: 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. ET Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6692944306731233291New/Updated HQRP Resources; 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: 5109694. Thank you for your continued interest in the CMS Open Door Forums. 


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