Next Open Door Forum on Home Health, Hospice & DME Set for Feb. 26th
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will host its next Home Health, Hospice & Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Open Door Forum tomorrow, Wed., Feb. 26, 2020, from 2 to 3 p.m. ET. Please call at least 15 minutes prior to the forum start time.
The announcement from CMS with agenda and call-in information is copied below.
Co-Chair- Hillary Loeffler, Center for Medicare
Co-Chair – Brian Slater, Center for Medicare
Moderator – Jill Darling (OC)
Announcements & Updates:
- BFCC QIO Appeal Delays
- Hospice Compare updates
-Hospice Compare: https://www.medicare.gov/hospiceCompare/
- Hospice Quality Reporting Updates
- Physician Diagnosis Reporting and the PDGM
- The Continued Role of Therapy under the PDGM
- Home Health PDGM implementation status
- Home Health CAHPS update
- Home Health Quality Reporting Updates
-Resource Update: Guide to Home Health Help Desks: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/HomeHealthQualityInits/Help-Desk
-Training Update: Upcoming PAC QRP Requirements and Training Resources: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/HomeHealthQualityInits/Home-Health-Quality-Reporting-Training
- Required Prior Authorization of Lower Limb Prosthetics (LLPs)
**DATE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE**
Next Home Health, Hospice & DME ODF: TBA
This Open Door Forum is open to everyone, but if you are a member of the Press, you may listen in but please refrain from asking questions during the Q & A portion of the call. If you have inquiries, please contact CMS at Press@cms.hhs.gov. Thank you.
Open Door Participation Instructions:
This call will be Conference Call Only.
To participate by phone:
Dial: 1-888-455-1397 & Reference Conference Passcode: 9375124
Persons participating by phone do not need to RSVP. TTY Communications Relay Services are available for the Hearing Impaired. For TTY services dial 7-1-1 or 1-800-855-2880. A Relay Communications Assistant will help.
Instant Replay: 1-866-498-5467; Conference Passcode: No Passcode Needed