Upcoming Home Health, Hospice and DME Open Door Forum – August 26, 2021

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

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

Thursday, August 26, 2021, at 2:00-3:00 PM Eastern Time (ET).

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: 1-866-346-7095; Conference Passcode: No Passcode Needed

Instant Replay is an audio recording of this call that can be accessed by dialing 1-866-346-7095, 1 hour after the call has ended. The recording expires August 28, 2021, 11:59 PM 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, CMS

Moderator – Jill Darling, Office of Communications, CMS

  • Announcements & Updates  
  • FY 2022 Hospice Payment Policy Updates- Final Rule
  • Hospice Updates and Public Reporting
  • CY 2022 Home Health PPS Proposed Rule-Reminder of Comment Period Closing on 8/27/21
  • Home Health Quality Reporting Program updates
  • Update for the HHCAHPS Survey
    1. For questions about the HHCAHPS Survey, email HHCAHPS@rti.org.
    2. For CMS-related questions about the HHCAHPS Survey, email homehealthcahps@cms.hhs.gov.
    3. The official website for the HHCAHPS Survey is https://homehealthcahps.org

  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.

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

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