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…

Important Home Health and Hospice News in Latest CMS Open Door Forum

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) held a Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum (ODF) on April 3, 2019. Below is a summary of the ODF topics pertaining to home health and hospice. Home Health REVIEW CHOICE DEMONSTRATION CMS representatives indicated that the start date for the Review Choice Demonstration (RCD)…

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…

Hospice Quality Updates

December has started with a flurry of holiday activities, and some hospice quality updates which are summarized below. Hospice Compare A refresh of Hospice Compare data was scheduled for November and the updated data was refreshed on Compare December 3, 2018. CAHPS Hospice Survey REMINDERS OF UPCOMING DEADLINES There are two December dates hospices need…

Hospice Quality Updates:  Compare, Preview Reports, Quarterly Update, and Training Opportunities

August Hospice Compare Now Live:  The August 2018 quarterly Hospice Compare refresh is now live.  This Hospice Compare update reflects Hospice Item Set (HIS) quality measure results based on data collected Q4 2016 – Q3 2017 and Hospice Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) Survey ® results reported Q4 2015 – Q3 2017.…

Hospice Compare Refresh, HQRP Training and more CMS Quality Updates

REGISTRATION OPEN—Hospice Quality Reporting Program Data Submission and Reporting Webinar, May 30, 2018:  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is hosting a webinar for hospice providers on Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. EDT. The focus of the webinar will be to help providers understand the reports that are available through…

Hospice Quality Reporting – CAHPS Public Reporting and More

CAHPS Hospice Survey Public Reporting Provider Preview Period Began March 1, 2018:  CAHPS Hospice Survey Provider Preview Reports for the reporting period of third quarter of 2015 through the second quarter of 2017 (7/1/2015 – 6/30/2017) are now available. Hospice Provider Preview Reports can be accessed via the Certification and Survey Provider Enhanced Reports (CASPER)…

CMS Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum Notes (Feb. 28, 2018)

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) held a Home Health, Hospice and DME Open Door Forum on February 28, 2018.  A summary of the call is below. HOSPICE Electronic submission of the Notice of Election (NOE) – Several problems were identified with electronic submission of the NOE (for previous NAHC coverage click here),…

CMS Launches Public Reporting of CAHPS® Hospice Survey Results

On February 20, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued the first publication of results from the CAHPS® Hospice Survey on Hospice Compare.  Hospice Compare may be found at:  https://www.medicare.gov/hospicecompare/. On the Hospice Compare website, patients, their families, caregivers, referral sources and providers have access to information related to choosing a hospice provider. …