New CMS Open Door Forum for Home Health & Hospice on August 26

The next Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum is scheduled for Thursday, August 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 – Brian Slater, Center for Medicare, CMS Moderator – Jill…

Hospice Visits in Last Days of Life Measure Clarified

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) has re-specified the Hospice Visits When Death is Imminent (HVWDII) measure. The re-specified measure, Hospice Visits in Last Days of Life (HVLDL), and was announced by CMS via the report Hospice Visits When Death is Imminent: Measure Validity Testing Summary and Re-Specifications (posted in September, 2020). HVLDL is a…

CMS Open Door Forum: Updates to Home Health Quality Reporting Program & More

On April13, 2021 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) held the Home Health, Hospice, and Durable Medical Equipment Open Door Forum. The majority of information shared with the participants pertained to hospice providers. However, several issues impacting home health agencies were also discussed. Home Health Quality Reporting Program (HHQRP) CMS announce that five…

RESCHEDULED! Next CMS Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum is April 13

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has scheduled its next Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum for Thursday, April 13, from 2:00PM to 3:00PM ET. Please call at least 15 minutes prior to the forum start time. This call will be Conference Call Only. Open Door Participation Instructions: To participate by…

Next CMS Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum is April 8

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has scheduled its next Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum for Thursday, April 8, from 2:00PM to 3:00PM ET. Please call at least 15 minutes prior to the forum start time. This call will be Conference Call Only. Open Door Participation Instructions: To participate by…

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      …