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 April 6, 2022- The proposed agenda for next Home Health, Hospice and DME Open Door Forum is scheduled for Wednesday, April 20, 2022 from 2-3pmET is as follows: Announcements & Updates: FY 2023 Hospice Proposed Rule, Hospice [Rulemaking: Updates on the FY 2023 Hospice Proposed Rule, New Resources Available for the HQRP, Public Reporting: (May 2022 refresh updates)]Home Health [OASIS, Public Reporting (Updates on the Interim QAO Performance Reports and the April and July refresh)]; Home Health Services information on Care Compare; Home Health CAHPS Survey Update (https://homehealthcahps.org, and email for questions about HHCAHPS to hhcahps@rti.org ); 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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