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 5, 2022- The proposed agenda for next Home Health, Hospice and DME Open Door Forum scheduled for Wednesday, December 7, 2022 from 2pm-3pmET is as follows: Announcements & Updates: 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); Change Request 12805 - New Codes to Report Home Health (HH) Services Furnished by Telehealth; Home Health CAHPS Survey Updates (HHCAHPS Survey website, https://homehealthcahps.orgHHCAHPS technical assistance, email HHCAHPS@rti.orgHHCAHPS CMS mailbox, email homehealthcahps@cms.hhs.org); Elimination of Certificate of Medical Necessity (CMN) and Durable Medical Equipment Information Forms (DIF) - January 1, 2023 [MLN Matters Number: SE22002 (published May 23, 2022) which is located at  https://www.cms.gov/files/document/se22002-elimination-certificates-medical-necessity-durable-medical-equipment-information-forms.pdf]; 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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