Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum – February 23, 2023

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

The next Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum is scheduled for Thursday, February 23, 2023 PM at 2:00 PM-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
  • Medicare HH PPS CY 2023 Behavior Change Recap, 60-Day Episode Construction Overview, and Payment Rate Development Webinar
  • HHCAHPS Survey Update
  • Expanded Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) Model Update
  • Home Health ODF Topics
    • Next QAO Interim Performance Report will be available on iQIES in April of 2023
    • OASIS-E release active as of 1/1/23
    • January 2023 CMS OASIS Quarterly Q&As were posted on the QTSO website last month 
    • NEW Home Health QRP Resources are available on the HH QRP website 
    • 2023 Risk Model Update 
    • Home Health Exclusion to outcome and assessment-based measures
    • For Home Health QRP: homehealthqualityquestions@cms.hhs.gov
    • For HH VBP: HHVBPquestions@lewin.com
  • Hospice ODF Topics
    • Public Reporting
    • February 2023 Refresh
    • Annual Update of Public Use File (PUF) data on Care Compare
    • HQRP Spring Forum to be held in late April
    • Health Equity TEP Report forthcoming
    • New Health Equity informational tab available
    • For Hospice Quality help desk: HospiceQualityQuestions@cms.hhs.gov
    • For Hospice Special Focus Program: QSOG_hospice@cms.hhs.gov
    • iQIES Technical Help Desk: iqies@cms.hhs.gov; Phone: 1-877-201-4721 (Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Central Time)

  III. Open Q&A


Next Home Health, Hospice & DME ODF: TBA

Mailbox: HomeHealth_Hospice_DMEODF-L@cms.hhs.gov


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Open Door Participation Instructions:

This call will be Conference Call Only.

To participate by phone:

Dial: 1-888-455-1397 & Reference Conference Passcode: 4325849

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.

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Instant Replay is an audio recording of this call that can be accessed by dialing 1- 866-470-7044, 1 hour after the call has ended. The recording expires February 25, 2023, 11:59 AM ET.

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