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…

CMS: Changes Coming to Hospice Evaluation and Assessment Reporting Tool (HEART)

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Center for Clinical Standards and Quality (CCSQ) held a Special Open Door Forum (SODF) on the development of a hospice assessment tool on March 13, 2019.  The purpose was to provide an update on the status of the tool and allow hospices and other interested parties to…

CMS Special Open Door Forum on Hospice Assessment Tool

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Center for Clinical Standards and Quality (CCSQ) will hold a Special Open Door Forum to allow hospices and other interested parties to ask questions about the development of a Hospice Assessment Tool. The Special Open Door Forum will be on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 from 2:00 PM…

CMS to Hold Open Door Forum on the New Medicare Cards

  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will hold an Open Door Forum to discuss the new Medicare cards on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 2:00 PM Eastern Time. As loyal NAHC Report readers know well by now, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) began issuing a new Medicare Card in April,…

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 to Host New Open Door Forum for PDGM, Home Health and Hospice

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will host an Open Door Forum on home health, hospice, and durable medical equipment on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern Time. The Home Health Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) and Review Choice Demonstration (RCD) are two critical topics that will be covered…

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.…