What You Need to Know About the CMS Open Door Forum

During the most recent Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Home Health, Hospice, and DME (Durable Medicare Equipment) Open Door Forum (ODF), the following information and updates were provided: HOSPICE FY2023 Hospice Proposed Rule CMS provided a brief update of the proposed payment rate update (2.7%), wage index changes, and other aspects of the…

Home Health CAHPS Participation Exemption Request Deadline

The deadline for home health agencies to submit a request for an exemption from participating in the Home Health CAHPS (HH CAHPS) Survey for the CY 2023 Annual Payment Update (APU) is March 31, 2022. Medicare-certified home health agencies are eligible for an exemption if they served 59 or fewer survey eligible patients between April 1,…

Home Health CAHPS Participation Exemption Request Deadline

The deadline for home health agencies to submit a request for an exemption from participating in the Home Health CAHPS (HH CAHPS) Survey for the CY 2023 Annual Payment Update (APU) is March 31, 2022. Medicare-certified home health agencies are eligible for an exemption if they served 59 or fewer survey eligible patients between April 1,…

Home Health CAHPS Participation Exemption Request Deadline

The deadline for home health agencies to submit a request for an exemption from participating in the Home Health CAHPS (HH CAHPS) Survey for the CY 2023 Annual Payment Update (APU) is March 31, 2022. Medicare-certified home health agencies are eligible for an exemption if they served 59 or fewer survey eligible patients between April…

Home Health Quality Reporting Program Update

HH CAHPS Survey Exemptions & OASIS Quarterly Q&A HH CAHPS Survey Exemptions It is the responsibility of all Medicare-certified HHAs to participate every month in the Home Health CAHPS Survey to obtain the full Annual Payment Update (APU) from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). There are only two scenarios under which a…

CMS Open Door Forum Addresses HIT, Home Health CAHPS and Claims Processing Issues

The January 26, 2021 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) held a Home Health, Hospice, and DME (Durable Medical Equipment) Open Door Forum addressed several issues of interest to home health providers. A summary of the issues pertaining to home health are below. (Matters of interest for hospice providers were covered earlier this week…

CMS Open Door Form Focuses on Quality Reporting Programs

On December 16, 2020 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) held a Home Health, Hospice & DME (Durable Medical Equipment) Open Door Forum (ODF).  The majority of the updates provided by CMS for home health and hospice were related to the respective quality reporting programs, and questions asked by participants surrounded the upcoming…

Important Home Health and Hospice News in Latest CMS Open Door Forum

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) held a Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum (ODF) on April 3, 2019. Below is a summary of the ODF topics pertaining to home health and hospice. Home Health REVIEW CHOICE DEMONSTRATION CMS representatives indicated that the start date for the Review Choice Demonstration (RCD)…

CMS Updates Providers on PDGM and Quality Reporting Program

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) held a Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum yesterday where CMS representatives provided information on the new Home Health Patient Driven Grouping Model (PDGM), the home health quality reporting program and the Hospice Quality Reporting Program.  A summary of the information shared is below. Home…