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…

NAHC Business Partner Members: CMS Holding Forum About Developing Medicare Fee for Service Documentation Requirement Lookup Service Prototype

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Center for Program Integrity will host a series of SODF calls to educate the public about a new initiative underway to develop a Medicare Fee for Service (FFS) Documentation Requirement Lookup Service prototype. Also, to allow physicians, suppliers, IT and Electronic Health Record (EHR) Developers and Vendors, and/or…

CMS Hosts First Hospice HEART Assessment Special Open Door Forum

On Wednesday, September 26, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) began engagement of hospice stakeholders in discussions on the ongoing process of developing an assessment tool (the Hospice Evaluation and Assessment Reporting Tool — HEART) for use as part of the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP by holding the first of several…