Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum – Wednesday, June 30, 2021

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

The next Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum is scheduled for Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 2:00-3:00 PM Eastern Time (ET)

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

To participate by phone:

Dial: 1-888-455-1397 & Reference Conference Passcode: 8604468
(Instant Replay info further down in this notice)

**This Agenda is Subject to Change**

  • Opening Remarks

Chair – Brian Slater, Center for Medicare, CMS

Moderator – Jill Darling, Office of Communications, CMS

  • Announcements & Updates
  • Home Health Payment Policy Updates
  • Addition of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 Hospice Provisions into the Home Health Prospective Payment System Proposed Rule
  • Home Health Quality Reporting Program updates
  • Home Health PC Pricer release and upcoming Grouper beta testing period
    • Modernizing CMS Payment Software
  • Reminder – Take advantage of the option to submit hospice notices of election via EDI
  • Hospice Updates and Public Reporting

 III. Open Q&A

**DATE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE**

Next Home Health, Hospice & DME ODF: TBA

Mailbox: HomeHealth_Hospice_DMEODF-L@cms.hhs.gov

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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: 8604468

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: 1-866-359-3781; Conference Passcode: No Passcode Needed

Instant Replay is an audio recording of this call that can be accessed by dialing 1-866-359-3781, 1 hour after the call has ended. The recording expires June 25, 2021, 11:59 PM ET.

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

Were you unable to attend the recent Home Health, Hospice & DME ODF call? We encourage you to visit our CMS Podcasts and Transcript webpage where you can listen and view the most recent Home Health, Hospice & DME ODF call. Please allow up to three weeks to get both the audio and transcript posted to:

https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-andEducation/Outreach/OpenDoorForums/PodcastAndTranscripts.html. Thank you.

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