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 17, 2023- The proposed agenda for next Home Health, Hospice and DME Open Door Forum scheduled for Wednesday, April 19, 2023 from 2pm-3pmET is as follows: Announcements & Updates: Updates for the HHCAHPS Survey (HHCAHPS Survey website: https://homehealthcahps.orgTechnical Assistance and all questions by email: hhcahps@rti.orgTechnical Assistance and all questions by telephone: (866) 354-0985); Expanded Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) Model Update (Website:  https://innovation.cms.gov/innovation-models/expanded-home-health-value-based-purchasing-modelModel Help Desk:  HHVBPquestions@lewin.comiQIES Help Desk: iqies@cms.hhs.gov); Home Health (QAO Performance Reports, OASIS Quarterly Q&A’s posting on April 18, 2023, April 2023 Care Compare Refresh, Reference Materials available for the HQRP); Hospice (FY 2024 Hospice Proposed Rule HQRP Updates, Reference Materials available for the HQRP); Voluntary Prior Authorization of DMEPOS Accessory Item(s); 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: 4325849. Thank you for your continued interest in the CMS Open Door Forums. 

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