Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum – November 4, 2020

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare

The next Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum is scheduled for

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 PM at 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern Time (ET).

Please call at least 15 minutes prior to the forum start time.

**This Agenda is Subject to Change** 

  • Opening Remarks
    • Chair – Brian Slater, Center for Medicare
    • Moderator – Jill Darling (OC)
  • Announcements & Updates  
  • CY 2021 Home Health Prospective Payment System Final Rule
    1. https://www.cms.gov/center/provider-Type/home-Health-Agency-HHA-Center.html
  • Correction to Change Request 11855,  Penalty for Delayed Request for Anticipated Payment (RAP) Submission
  • Nationwide Expansion of Lower Limb Prosthetic Codes in the DMEPOS PA Program
  • Home Health Quality Reporting Program
    1. Resource Materials
      1. Introduction to the Home Health Quality Reporting Program
      2. Updated version of the Guide to Home Health Help Desks
    2. HHQRP Non-Compliance Notifications
    3. Public reporting
      1. Launch of Care Compare and Provider Data Catalogue in early September (replacing Home Health Compare)
      2. October Refresh of Compare
      3. iQIES Reports
      4. Public Reporting Decisions due to COVID-19 data exemptions


HQRP Help Desks:


  • Public Reporting/Hospice Compare updates
    1. Hospice Compare/Public Reporting:


  III. 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

Instant Replay is an audio recording of this call that can be accessed by dialing 1-866-498-5467 1 hour after the call has ended. The recording expires November 6, 11:59 PM ET.

For ODF schedule updates and E-Mailing List registration, visit our website at http://www.cms.gov/OpenDoorForums/.

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