CMS Updated Quality Reporting in the Open Door Forum

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) provided some important quality updates in the Tuesday, December 14 Home Health, Hospice, and DME (Durable Medicare Equipment) Open Door Forum (ODF). What follows is a detailed summary of those updates from a NAHC staffer who monitored the call. HOME HEALTH QUALITY REPORTING PROGRAM UPDATES The reconsideration…

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…

Open Door Forum Features Critical Info on Final Rule, Prior Authorization, Home Health CAHPS and Much More

CMS held a home health, hospice, and DME Open Door Forum (ODF) on November 14.  A summary of the home health portion of the ODF is below. Home Health CAHPS CMS reminded all home health agencies (HHAs) that they are responsible for ensuring their CAHPS data is submitted as required by their vendor.  HHAs can…