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…

CMS to Hold Open Door Forum on PDGM, CAHPS, Quality Reporting, and more

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will hold its next Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 PM at 2:00-3:00 PM Eastern Time (ET). The subjects scheduled to be covered during this Open Door Forum include: Home health PDGM HHCAHPS Survey Updates Updates and Announcements from the…

Home Health Quality Reporting Program Update

Home Health Quality Reporting Program Update Updated OASIS-D Q&A Document An updated question and answer (Q&A) document containing responses to questions from CMS OASIS-D trainings is now available.  The Q&A document was originally posted on December 4, 2018 but did not contain answers to questions that required additional research.  Those answers have now been updated. …

Summary of CMS Forum on PDGM, RCD & Much More

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) held a Home Health, Hospice, and DME Open Door Forum (ODF) yesterday afternoon.  Topics included Patient Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) Review Choice Demonstration Home Health Quality Reporting Program Home Health CAHPS Survey Hospice Quality Reporting Program Hospice CAHPS Survey Change Request (CR) 11049 A summary of the…

CMS Releases List of Potential Future Quality Measures

Today Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) posted the 2018 list of Measures Under Consideration for future use in the home health quality reporting program (HH QRP) and the hospice quality reporting program (HQRP).  The list is released annually, and there is an opportunity for stakeholder comment.  In fact, comments are due next week…