CMS Open Door Forum: Updates to Home Health Quality Reporting Program & More

On April13, 2021 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) held the Home Health, Hospice, and Durable Medical Equipment Open Door Forum. The majority of information shared with the participants pertained to hospice providers. However, several issues impacting home health agencies were also discussed. Home Health Quality Reporting Program (HHQRP) CMS announce that five…

NEW TRAINING EVENT – Section N: Medications – Drug Regimen Review Web-Based Training

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering a web-based training course that provides an overview of the assessment and coding of the Drug Regimen Review standardized patient assessment data elements (SPADEs) found in the Medications Section of the guidance manuals. This 45-minute course is intended for providers in Home Health Agencies (HHAs),…

CMS Open Door Forum Updates Home Health & Hospice

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) held a Home Health, Hospice and Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Open Door Forum (ODF) on November 4 where CMS reviewed information and resources it has recently released.  A summary is below. HOME HEALTH CMS provided a high level overview of the provisions of the CY2021 Home Health…

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),…