Home Health, Hospice & Durable Medical Equipment Open Door Forum

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 July 10, 2023- The proposed agenda for next Home Health, Hospice and DME Open Door Forum scheduled for Wednesday, July 12, 2023 from 3:30pm-4:30pmET is as follows: Announcements & Updates: *CY 2024 Home Health Proposed Rule Update, *Updates for the HHCAHPS Survey (HHCAHPS Survey Updates, HHCAHPS Survey website: https://homehealthcahps.orgHHCAHPS email for assistance: HHCAHPS@rti.org), *Home Health ODF Topics- CY 2024 Proposed Rule Display; Public Reporting- For HHA Quarterly Q&A’s: https://qtso.cms.gov/providers/home-health-agency-hha-providers/reference-manualsFor Home Health QRP: homehealthqualityquestions@cms.hhs.govFor HH VBP: HHVBPquestions@lewin.com*Hospice ODF Topics: Rulemaking, New/updated resources- For Hospice Quality help desk: HospiceQualityQuestions@cms.hhs.govFor Hospice Special Focus Program: QSOG_hospice@cms.hhs.goviQies Technical Help Desk: iqies@cms.hhs.gov; Phone:1-877-201-4721 (Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Central Time); *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.govRegister for the Overview of the Interim Performance Report (IPR): The July 2023 IPR Webinar – https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_g2zQipY-ScimeuJnp7Nv8g#/registrationOpen Q&A. Please see the Downloads section below for the full agenda. This call will be a Zoom webinar with registration and login instructions below. Register in advance for this webinar: https://cms.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_JXFw_pLzSXWvdRJ2wx5EAg Webinar ID: 160 583 4669 Passcode: 298914. Thank you for your continued interest in the CMS Open Door Forums. 


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