The next Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum is scheduled for
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 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**
Chair – Hillary Loeffler, Center for Medicare
Moderator – Jill Darling (OC)
I. Announcements & Updates
- Home Health PPS Final Rule
- CMS Home Health Center Webpage for CY 2017 Home Health Rule, Wage Index, and Case-mix weights:
Medicare-Fee-for-Service- Payment/HomeHealthPPS/Home- Health-Prospective-Payment- System-Regulations-and- Notices-Items/CMS-1648-F.html
- CY 2017 Home Health Final Rule-Federal Register:
- HH QRP Section of the Final Rule
- HHVBP Policies in the CY 2017 Home Health Prospective Payment System Final Rule
- Home Health and Hospice PEPPER
- Round 1 2017 contract suppliers for Medicare’s DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program. Please view the Media Fact Sheet for more information
- DMEPOS Competitive Bidding: Rules
- For details on the final rule, please see the link to the GPO Publication:https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/
Hospice Quality Reporting Program
- New Hospice QM Reports
- Public Use Files (PUF) files to be posted on data.medicare.gov
- Updated RO and State Coordinator list on data.medicare.gov
Hospice CAPS announcement
- For technical assistance, contact the CAHPS Hospice Survey Project Team: hospicecahpssurvey@HCQIS.org or 1-844-472-4621
- To communicate with CMS staff about implementation issues: email@example.com
Change Request 9585 announcement
III. Open Q&A
**DATE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE**
Next Home Health, Hospice & DME ODF: January 11, 2017
This Open Door Forum is not intended for the press, and the remarks are not considered on the record. 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.
UPDATE: CMS Open Door Forums will now be available through Podcasts. Please visit:https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-
and-Education/Outreach/ OpenDoorForums/ PodcastAndTranscripts.html. Please allow a week or so to get it posted. Thank you.
Open Door Participation Instructions:
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