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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.


Opening Remarks:

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

               -HQRP webpage: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/Hospice-Quality-Reporting/Spotlight.html

  • Physician Diagnosis Reporting and the PDGM
  • The Continued Role of Therapy under the PDGM
  • Home Health PDGM implementation status
  • Home Health CAHPS update

             -https://homehealthcahps.org and the technical support and other survey assistance questions, HHCAHPS@RTI.ORG

  • Home Health Quality Reporting Updates

            -Public Reporting Update: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/HomeHealthQualityInits/Spotlight-and-Announcements

           -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)

Open Q&A


Next Home Health, Hospice & DME ODF: TBA

Mailbox: HomeHealth_Hospice_DMEODF-L@cms.hhs.gov


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