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 9, 2021- The proposed agenda for the next Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum scheduled for Tuesday, April 13, 2021 from 2pm-3pm is as follows: FY 2022 Hospice Proposed Rule Updates; Recent Corrections to Home Health Claims Processing; Public Reporting/Hospice Compare updates (Hospice Compare/Public Reporting: https://www.medicare.gov/care-compare/); Hospice Quality Reporting Program updates (HQRP webpage:https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/Hospice-Quality-Reporting/Spotlight.html​​​​​​Hospice 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-Desks); Open Q&A. If you wish to participate, dial 1-888-455-1397 & Conference Passcode: 8604468. 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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