Posts Tagged ‘Open Door Forum’

CMS Announces its Next Home Health, Hospice and DME Open Door Forum – August 20

August 15, 2014

CMS has announced that its next Home Health, Hospice and DME Open Door Forum will be held next Wednesday, August 20. NAHC members are encouraged to note that some key issues will be addressed, including the revised hospice cost report for freestanding agencies.

The link that accompanied the announcement appears to be the second version of the cost report that was issued on November 22, 2013.  It is unclear whether these will be the actual, final cost report forms and instructions for freestanding agencies that CMS has indicated will be required for cost reporting years beginning October 1, 2014, and afterward, or if CMS will release another version that incorporates some of the additional changes that were recommended by the industry during December 2013.

Below is the tentative agenda for CMS Home Health, Hospice and DME Open Door Forum:

I. Opening Remarks

Chair – Randy Throndset, Center for Medicare

Moderator – Jill Darling (OC)

II.  Announcements & Updates

  •   OASIS-C1 webinar, September 3, 2014 @2PM, Survey and Certification letter attached.

§Can be found at: http://www​.cms.gov/Medicare/Provider-Enrollment-and-Certification/SurveyCertificationGenInfo/Policy-and-Memos-to-States-and-Regions.html search for OASIS-C1_ICD9

  • FY 2015 Hospice Payment Rate Update Final Rule

§ http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Medicare-Fee-for-Service-Payment/H​ospice/Hospice-Regulations-and-Notices-Items/CMS-1609-F.html

  • Hospice Cost Report

§  http: //www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAViewIC?ref_nbr=201312-0938-003&icID=8476

  • Hospice CAHPS Survey

§  http://www.hospicecahpss​urvey.org

  • HHCAHPS (Home Health CAHPS Survey)

§at URL https://homehealthcahps.org

III. Open Q&A

**Next Home Health, Hospice & DME ODF: October 1, 2014

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: 1-800-837-1935 & Reference Conference ID: 44421630.

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.

Encore: 1-855-859-2056; Conference ID: 44421630.

Encore is an audio recording of this call that can be accessed by dialing 1-855-859-2056 and entering the Conference ID beginning 2 hours after the call has ended. The recording expires after 2 business days.

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

 

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Save the Date: CMS Home Health Open Door Forum on Feb. 20th

February 13, 2013

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will present the next Home Health, Hospice & Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Open Door Forum on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 from 2:00-3:00pm ET. (more…)

CMS Open Door Forum Addresses Home Health CAHPS

January 11, 2013

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services proposed to discontinue the HHABN (CMS-R-296) and require home health agencies to use the Advance Beneficiary Notice to notify beneficiaries of Medicare non-coverage (Form CMS-R-131). In addition, a new Home Health Change of Care Notice (HHCCN) has been created to notify beneficiaries of changes of care (Form CMS-10280), which is now accomplished through Option box 2 and 3 of the HHABN. CMS is seeking public comments on these proposals. (more…)

CMS to Host Home Health Open Door Forum on Jan. 9th

January 2, 2013

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Home Health, Hospice & Durable Medical Equipment Open Door Forum is scheduled for next Wednesday, January 9, 2013, from 2:00-3:00pm ET.

The Forum addresses the concerns of three unique health care areas within the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Issues related to Home Health PPS, the newly proposed competitive bidding for DME, and the Medicare Hospice benefit are all topics the forum has covered. Many of the issues covered bridge concerns within all three settings, and the combination of the topics under one Forum has been useful to many participants. Timely announcements and clarifications regarding important rulemaking, agency program initiatives, and other related areas are also included in the forums. (more…)

CMS Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum

December 3, 2012

Session Updated Information on 2013 HHPPS Final Rule

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services held its latest Home Health, Hospice, and Durable Medical Equipment (DME), Prosthetics, and Orthotics Open Door Forum on Nov. 28, that updated information on the 2013 home health prospective payment (HHPPS) final rule, Home Health Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HHCAHPS), home health and hospice quality measure reporting, and hospice claims processing issues.

HHPPS Final Rule (more…)

CMS Home Health Open Door Forum Next Wednesday

September 28, 2012

CMS has announced that the next Home Health, Hospice & Durable Medical Equipment Open Door Forum is scheduled for Wednesday, October 3, 2012, from 2:00-3:00pm ET.

The agenda is as follows: (more…)

CMS Open Door Forum Tomorrow

July 10, 2012

The next CMS Home Health, Hospice, & DME Open Door Forum is scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 2:00pm ET.

To participate in this conference call, please dial (800) 837-1935 and use the conference ID 52259092. Participants are not required to RSVP and are asked to dial in at least 15 minutes prior to the call start time. (more…)

Mark Your Calendars for CMS Home Health Open Door Forum on May 23rd

May 17, 2012

Save the date for the next CMS Home Health, Hospice, & DME Open Door Forum, which is scheduled for Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 2:00pm ET.

The proposed agenda for the Open Door Forum is as follows: (more…)

HHCAHPS Update for Medicare Providers

March 7, 2012

CMS announced during its February Home Health Open Door Forum that providers who have not registered for and begun participation in the Home Health Consumer Assessment of Health Providers and Systems (HHCAHPS) must begin doing so by April 2012 in order to receive a full market basket update in 2014. Information about HHCAHP can be found here. (more…)

CMS April Open Door Forum Set for April 11th

March 7, 2012

Mark your calendars for the next CMS Home Health, Hospice & DME/Quality Open Door Forum, which is scheduled for Wednesday, April 11 at 2:00pm ET. The call-in number is (800) 837-1935 and the conference ID is 52257901.

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