Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Special Open Door Forum:
Home Health Quality Reporting Requirements:
Quality Assessments Only (QAO) Measure Review and Historical Performance Reports
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
1:30pm – 2:30pm Eastern Time
Conference Call Only
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will host a Special Open Door Forum (SODF) call to provide home health agencies (HHAs) and other interested parties with additional information on the new “Pay-for-Reporting Performance Requirement” described in the CY2015 Home Health Final Rule (Federal Register
/Vol. 79, No. 215 / Thursday, November 6, 2014, p. 66074 ff). The first 12-month reporting period for the new Quality Assessments Only (QAO) measure begins July 1, 2015; HHA compliance will potentially affect the Annual Payment Update (APU) for CY2017.
This session follows up on the information presented in the Open Door Forum on November 12, 2014, andwill also include a review of the content and format of the new Quality Assessments Only (QAO) Historical Performance Reports that will be distributed to HHAs for information purposes only by the end of June.
A link to the materials for this SODF, including a slide deck, a summary of the QAO methodology, and a sample QAO Historical Performance Report, will be posted on the Home Health Quality Reporting Program web page at http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/
Quality-Initiatives-Patient- Assessment-Instruments/ HomeHealthQualityInits/Home- Health-Quality-Reporting- Requirements.html.
We look forward to your participation.
Special Open Door Participation Instructions:
Participant Dial-In Number: 1-800-837-1935
Conference ID #: 6140706
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A transcript and audio recording of this Special ODF will be posted to the Special Open Door Forum website at http://www.cms.gov/
OpenDoorForums/05_ODF_ SpecialODF.asp for downloading.
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