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 December 10, 2020-  The proposed agenda for the next Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum scheduled for Wednesday, December 16, 2020 from 2pm-3pmET is as follows: DME Updates: Round 2021; Home Health Quality Reporting Program updates; Announcement for HHCAHPS Survey Annual Training in January 2021 (Updates for the HHCAHPS Survey; HHCAHPS Annual Vendor Training is in January 2021, Please register for HHCAHPS Annual Vendor Training on https://homehealthcahps.org and follow the information on the Home Page, For all questions about Annual Training and HHCAHPS Survey, please email HHCAHPS@rti.org); Announcement for CAHPS Hospice Survey (web site:  www.hospicecahpssurvey.org For technical assistance, contact the CAHPS Hospice Survey Project); Public Reporting/Hospice Compare updates (Hospice Compare/Public Reporting: https://www.medicare.gov/care-compare/); Hospice Quality Reporting Program (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-Practices, Hospice 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-DesksTeam: hospicecahpssurvey@hsag.com or 1-844-472-4621, To communicate with CMS staff about implementation issues: hospicesurvey@cms.hhs.gov); Open Q&A. If you wish to participate, dial 1-888-455-1397 & Conference Passcode: 9375124. 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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