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…

CMS to Host Q&A on OASIS-D Guidance

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is hosting a teleconference to address questions from providers related to changes in items collected via the Outcome and Information Assessment Set (OASIS)-D in support of the Home Health Quality Reporting Program (QRP). Questions were solicited from providers during webinars in August and September and a Train-the-Trainer…

CMS to Host In-Person HHQRP Training

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will be hosting a 2-day Home Heath (HH) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) in-person ‘Train the Trainer’ event for providers on November 6 and 7, 2018, at the Lord Baltimore Hotel, 20 W Baltimore St, Baltimore, MD 21201. This event will be open to all Home Health providers, associations,…

CMS Proposes Changes to the HHQRP

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its calendar year (CY) 2019 proposed home health prospective payment system (HHPPS) rule on Monday, July 2, 2018. In addition to payment updates, CMS is proposing changes to the Home Health Quality Reporting Program (HHQRP). As part of the meaningful measures initiative, CMS proposes to remove the following…

CMS Open Door Forum Summary

Home Health Regulatory and Hospice Quality Updates take Center Stage On Wednesday, November 15, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) held a regular Open Door Forum to present the latest updates on home health and hospice regulatory issues. Following are summaries of issues presented: HOME HEALTH UPDATES Home Health Prospective Payment System (HH…