CMS Open Door Forum Discusses PDGM, Authority to Sanction Providers, and more

The Home Health, Hospice & Durable Medical Equipment Open Door Forum held by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on September 18 covered a variety of issues pertaining to the home health and hospice industry, but what follows are the key issues that were presented related to home health. An article covering hospice…

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…

CMS Open Door Forum on Hospice Outcomes & Patient Evaluation Tool

The Center for Clinical Standards and Quality (CCSQ) at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will hold a Special Open Door Forum on developing a hospice patient assessment tool, now called CMS. This ODF will be a status update on HOPE. The ODF will take place on Thursday, September 12, 2019 from 2:00…

CMS Open Door Forum on Open Payments Expansion under the SUPPORT Act

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will hold a Special Open Door Forum on the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities (SUPPORT) Act and its impact on the Open Payments program. The Special Open Door Forum will be conference call only and held on Thursday, August…

Summary of CMS Open Door Forum on Home Health and Hospice

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) held a Home Health, Hospice, and Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Open Door Forum (ODF) on August 15, 2019.  Below is a summary of the information shared for home health and hospice providers. HOME HEALTH CY2020 PROPOSED RULE CMS reviewed the key provisions of the CY 2020 proposed…

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 Open Door Forum on Home Health, Hospice, DME

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will hold an Open Door Forum on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern Time to discuss the latest developments in home health, hospice, and durable medical equipment. Please call in at least 15 minutes before the start of the ODF. The agenda…

CMS Open Door Forum is a Status Update on Developing a Hospice Assessment Tool

The Center for Clinical Standards and Quality (CCSQ), part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will host a Special Open Door Forum (ODF) to allow hospices and other interested parties to ask questions on the development of a Hospice Assessment Tool. This SODF is part of a series of regular SODF’s CMS…

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…