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 February 26, 2020- The proposed agenda for the next Home Health, Hospice & DME/Quality Open Door Forum scheduled for Wednesday, February 26, 2020 from 2pm-3pmET is as follows: Announcements and Updates: BFCC QIO Appeal Delays; Hospice Compare updates- Hospice Compare: https://www.medicare.gov/hospiceCompare/Hospice Quality Reporting Updates- HQRP web page: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/Hospice-Quality-Reporting/Spotlight.htmlPhysician Diagnosis Reporting and the PDGM, The Continued Role of Therapy under the PDGM, Home Health PDGM implementation status, Home Health CAHPS update, https://homehealthcahps.org and the technical support and other survey assistance questions, HHCAHPS@RTI.ORGHome Health Quality Reporting Updates- Public Reporting Update https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/HomeHealthQualityInits/Spotlight-and-AnnouncementsResource Update: Guide to Home Health Help Desks https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/HomeHealthQualityInits/Help-DeskTraining Update: Upcoming PAC QRP Requirements and Training Resources  https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/HomeHealthQualityInits/Home-Health-Quality-Reporting-Training, Required Prior Authorization of Lower Limb Prosthetics (LLPs).  If you wish to participate, dial 1-888-455-1397. Conference ID: 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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