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. …

CMS Updates Providers on PDGM and Quality Reporting Program

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) held a Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum yesterday where CMS representatives provided information on the new Home Health Patient Driven Grouping Model (PDGM), the home health quality reporting program and the Hospice Quality Reporting Program.  A summary of the information shared is below. Home…

Home Health & Hospice Quality MATTERS: Forthcoming 2-Day Home Health QRP Training and Hospice Quality Reporting Reminders

HOME HEALTH Home Health QRP Provider In-Person Training Event March 5 and 6, 2019 — REGISTRATION OPEN:  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 March 5 and 6, 2019, at the Lord Baltimore Hotel, 20…

Quality Measures Under Consideration

As reported in NAHC Report  on November 30, 2018 and December 10, 2018, the list of quality Measures Under Consideration (MUC) for the home health quality reporting program (HH QRP) and the hospice quality reporting program (HQRP) were  released and NAHC submitted comments concerning the two home health measures and one hospice measure.  On December…

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 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 Reviews CY2019 Home Health Payment Rule

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) held its most recent Home Health, Hospice and DME Open Door Forum on Wednesday, July 11.  A large majority of the call was dedicated to the 2019 proposed home health prospective payment system (HHPPS) rate update rule. Following is a summary of those provisions and other matters…

CMS January 17 Open Door Forum Summary of Home Health, Hospice Issues

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) held its January Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum on January 17, 2018, at which a number of home health and hospice issues were discussed.  An Encore recording of the call is available until 5 p.m. Friday, January 19, by calling: 1-855-859-2056 and entering the…

CMS Finalizes Changes to the Home Health Quality Reporting Program

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published in the Federal Register on November 1, 2017, the calendar year (CY) 2018 Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate Update final rule. A significant portion of the proposed rule is dedicated to proposals that update the Home Health Quality Reporting Program (HH QRP).The changes are many,…