CMS Open Door Forum: Updates on PDGM, Claims Processing Issues, Quality & More

On February 26, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) held its monthly Home Health, Hospice and DME Open Door Forum (ODF).  Following are updates related to the home health agency portion of the call. PDGM CMS reviewed two MedLearn (MLN) Matters articles recently issued that provide information and education on the Patient Driven…

CMS Adds Home Health Quality Reporting Program Training

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering a quick web-based training to walk providers through upcoming changes to the Quality Reporting Programs (QRPs) for the following post-acute care settings along with an overview of existing and upcoming training activities designed to support providers in successfully complying with associated reporting requirements: Home Health…

Open Door Forum Summary: Updates on iQIES Transition Update and Home Health & Hospice

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) held a Home Health, Hospice, & DME Open Door Forum (ODF) on January 8, 2020.  A summary is provided below, beginning with home health and followed by hospice. HOME HEALTH iQIES Transition CMS indicated in the ODF that it is aware of several issues with the iQIES…

Home Health Quality Reporting Update and Quarterly OASIS Q&As

NAHC would like to make home health providers aware of the following relative to the OASIS Q&As and quality reporting: OASIS Q&As The updated quarterly OASIS Q&As are available here. QUALITY REPORTING NON-COMPLIANCE NOTIFICATION AND RECONSIDERATIONS Providers not meeting the Home Health Quality Reporting Program (HH QRP) requirements impacting their CY 2020 Annual Payment Update…

Home Health Quality Reporting Update: HH QRP User’s Manual and iQIES Registration

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the first version of the of the HH QRP Measures Calculations and Reporting User’s Manual. This manual presents the methods used to calculate the quality measures (QMs) that are included in the HH QRP and reported on the Home Health Compare website.   It comprises detailed…

Home Health Quality Reporting Program Preview Reports Now Available

As reported in the home health quality reporting program update published in the July 1, 2019 edition of NAHC Report, the Preview Reports and Star Rating Preview Reports for the October 2019 Home Health Compare refresh were delayed.  These reports are now available in the Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) folder for…

Home Health Quality Reporting Program Update: Preview Reports Delayed and New Section GG Resources

Important news regarding the Quality Reporting Program (QRP) Updated Section GG Web-based Training Course The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering a web-based training course on how to properly code Section GG. This 45-minute course is intended for providers in the following care settings: Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs), Long-Term Care Hospitals (LTCHs),…

Home Health Quality Reporting Tools and Training

Training webinar on June 19, 2019 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will be hosting a webinar on Achieving a Full Annual Payment Update (APU)/Market Basket Increase for home health providers on Wednesday, June 19, 2019. See the Home Health Quality Reporting Training webpage for details. The purpose of the webinar is to…

CMS to Hold Webinar on HHQRP and 2 Percent Reduction for Non-Compliance

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will host a webinar on Achieving a Full Annual Payment Update (APU)/Market Basket Increase for home health providers on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. ET. The purpose of the webinar is to educate providers about the Annual Payment Update (APU) process and the…

Summary of Key Points in the CMS Open Door Forum on Home Health, Hospice

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) held a Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum (ODF) on May 15, 2019.  Below is a summary of the ODF topics pertaining to home health and hospice. Hospice CMS reviewed the FY2020 Hospice Proposed Rule key points.  It was clear from the questions at the…