CMS Provides Clarification for Hospice Quality Reporting Program

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Home Health, Hospice, and DME (Durable Medical Equipment) Open Door Forum on January 26 (see NAHC Report) left some questions about the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) unanswered, so NAHC followed-up with CMS HQRP experts and received important clarifications. Read on for the full details. HIS-Discharge Record…

CMS Open Door Forum Addresses HIT, Home Health CAHPS and Claims Processing Issues

The January 26, 2021 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) held a Home Health, Hospice, and DME (Durable Medical Equipment) Open Door Forum addressed several issues of interest to home health providers. A summary of the issues pertaining to home health are below. (Matters of interest for hospice providers were covered earlier this week…

New Home Health & Hospice CMS Open Door Forum on Tuesday, Jan 26

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has scheduled the next Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum is scheduled for Tuesday, January 26, 2021 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 –…

CMS Open Door Form Focuses on Quality Reporting Programs

On December 16, 2020 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) held a Home Health, Hospice & DME (Durable Medical Equipment) Open Door Forum (ODF).  The majority of the updates provided by CMS for home health and hospice were related to the respective quality reporting programs, and questions asked by participants surrounded the upcoming…

The Next CMS Home Health & Hospice Open Door Forum is December 16

The next Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is scheduled for Wednesday, December 16, 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      …

CMS Open Door Forum Updates Home Health & Hospice

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) held a Home Health, Hospice and Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Open Door Forum (ODF) on November 4 where CMS reviewed information and resources it has recently released.  A summary is below. HOME HEALTH CMS provided a high level overview of the provisions of the CY2021 Home Health…

CMS Open Door Forum for Home Health & Hospice is Nov 4

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will hold its next Open Door Forum (ODF) for home health, hospice, and durable medical equipment (DME) on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 from 1:00PM to 2:00 PM ET. This call will be Conference Call Only. To participate by phone, dial 1-888-455-1397 & reference conference passcode: 9375124. Persons…

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 NAHC COVID-19 Town Hall and a New CMS Open Door Forum on Telehealth

The NAHC series of virtual town halls are devoted to bringing you the vital and most up-to-date information about COVID-19 from the people in home care and hospice who have been on the front lines of this battle. Learn from those who have been dealing with the most dangerous public health crisis of our time…