Hospice PEPPER Available & Key CMS Updates for Hospice & Home Care in New Open Door Forum

Hospice PEPPER Available The Hospice PEPPER (Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report) is now available. PEPPER is a data report that contains a single hospice’s claims data statistics (obtained from the UB-04 claims submitted to the Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC)) for areas targeted by CMS as being at risk for improper Medicare payment. Each…

Next CMS Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum is July 29

The next Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum is scheduled for Wednesday, July 29, 2020 PM at 2:00-3:00 PM Eastern Time (ET). Please call at least 15 minutes prior to the forum start time. **This Agenda is Subject to Change** Opening Remarks Chair – Brian Slater, Center for Medicare Moderator – Jill Darling (OC)…

New CMS Open Door Forum: Focus on PDGM, Quality Reporting Program, CAHPS, and More

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will hold an Open Door Forum to address your home health and hospice questions on PDGM, the Home Health Quality Reporting Program (HHQRP), CAHPS for both home health and hospice, and much more. This Open Door Forum will be held on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 from 2:00…

CMS Open Door Forum Should Answer all Your New Medicare Card Questions

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will hold a new Open Door Forum (ODF) to answer your questions about the new Medicare Cards  on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 2:00 PM Eastern time. This call will be Conference Call Only. Please dial-in at least 15 minutes before call start time. CMS began issuing…

A Critical NAHC Webinar on PDGM and Electronic Medical Record Readiness & New CMS Open Door Forum

ODF Focuses on Proposed Rule, Wage and Rate Update, and More The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) will present a new educational webinar on the Patient Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), entitled PDGM: Electronic Medical Record Readiness, on Thursday, August 15, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern Time. Don’t miss it! REGISTER…

Everything You Need to Know from the Latest CMS Open Door Forum on Home Health and Hospice

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) held its Home Health, Hospice, and Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Open Door Forum earlier this week.  It was a light agenda with much of what was presented being a summary of recent CMS news which has also been covered in NAHC Report.  Below is a summary of…

CMS to Host Open Door Forum on Review Choice Demonstration

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will host a Special Open Door Forum on the Review Choice Demonstration on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM Eastern time. This Special Open Door Forum will be conference call only. Please dial in 15 minutes prior to the start of the call.…