viernes, 7 de agosto de 2015

Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forums Update

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

The next Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum is scheduled for Wednesday, August 12, 2015 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**

I.  O pening Remarks

Chair – Randy Throndset, Center for Medicare
Moderator – Jill Darling (OC)

II.   Announcements & Updates

  •  Home Health & Hospice Payment Policy Updates
  •  Quality Reporting Updates:
    •  Hospice Quality Reporting Final Rule Update
    •  Home Health Quality Reporting Proposed Rule Update
  •  HHCAHPS/Hospice announcements-
  •  Home Health Care CAHPS (HHCAHPS)
    •  The only Official HHCAHPS website for all information, for HHAs to check their HHCAHPS preview reports for data posted on HH Compare, and for HHCAHPS Survey Vendors to submit data:
    •  For Technical Assistance including questions about HHA Preview Reports, contact the HHCAHPS Coordination Team:
    •  For CMS Assistance about Home Health Care CAHPS (HHCAHPS) APU questions,
 Hospice CAHPS
  •  To reach the Hospice CAHPS web site please go
  •  For technical assistance, contact the CAHPS Hospice Survey Project Team: hospicecahpssurvey@HCQIS.orgor 1-844-472-4621
  •  To communicate with CMS staff about implementation issues:
  •  Claims Processing Update
  •  DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program
  •  Overview of Coordinated Care for Joint Replacement Proposed Rule
  •  Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs) – New regulation and Chapter 5 manual revisions
III. Open Q&A

**Next Home Health, Hospice & DME ODF: September 23, 2015

Open Door Participation Instructions:
This call will be Conference Call Only.

To participate by phone:
Dial: 1-800-837-1935 & Reference Conference ID: 6833152
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.

Encore: 1-855-859-2056; Conference ID: 6833152
Encore is an audio recording of this call that can be accessed by dialing 1-855-859-2056 and entering the Conference ID beginning 2 hours after the call has ended. The recording expires after 2 business days.

For ODF schedule updates and E-Mailing List registration, visit our website at

Thank you.

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