Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum Rescheduled

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

Just 2 days ago, I reported this Open Door Forum scheduled for tomorrow – April 7th.  This morning, CMS has notified providers that it has been rescheduled:


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

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 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**

  • Opening Remarks

Chair – Brian Slater, Center for Medicare, CMS

Co-Chair- Kelly Vontran, Center for Medicare, CMS

Moderator – Jill Darling, Office of Communications, CMS

  • Announcements & Updates
    • FY 2023 Hospice Proposed Rule
    • Hospice
      • Rulemaking: Updates on the FY 2023 Hospice Proposed Rule
      • New Resources available for the HQRP
      • Public Reporting: (May 2022 refresh updates)
    • Home Health
      • OASIS
      • Public Reporting (updates on the Interim QAO Performance Reports and the April and July refresh)
    • Home Health Services information on Care Compare
    • Home Health CAHPS Survey Update

  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: 5109694

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- 866-430-8798; Conference Passcode: No Passcode Needed

Instant Replay is an audio recording of this call that can be accessed by dialing 1-866-430-8798, 1 hour after the call has ended. The recording expires April 22, 2022, 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. Both the audio and transcript will be posted to: https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Outreach/OpenDoorForums/PodcastAndTranscripts.html. Thank you.

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