CMS Plans 2021 Pilot Test of Shorter, Refined Hospice CAHPS Survey

Since implementation of the Hospice Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) survey in 2015, the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) and other hospice stakeholders have submitted recommendations for improvements to the survey, including suggestions that the survey be shortened and that certain questions be modified to eliminate the potential for…

Hospice Updates from the Recent CMS Open Door Forum

If you missed the home health portion of this CMS Open Door Forum, NAHC Report covered it HERE! The Home Health, Hospice & Durable Medical Equipment Open Door Forum held by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on September 18 covered a variety of issues pertaining to the home health and hospice industry. …

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…

New CMS Open Door Forum Tomorrow to Focus on Hospice Proposed Rule, Home Health CAHPS and Much More

The next Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum is scheduled for Wednesday, May 15, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern Time, and it will focus on a wide variety of topics, including the hospice proposed final rule, quality reporting, CAHPS, and more. Please note that the agenda is subject to change…

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 Open Door Forum Provides Home Health Updates, Overview of Hospice FY2019 Proposed Payment Rule

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) conducted a Home Health, Hospice and DME Open Door Forum on Tuesday, May 15, during which representatives of the agency provided overviews of a number of recent regulatory developments in home health and hospice.  An audio recording of the program is available until 5 p.m. EASTERN on…