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May 15, 2019
2:00-3:00PM

CMS Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum

Conference Call

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

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 PM 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**

1.   Opening Remarks

      Acting Chair – Brian Slater, Center for Medicare

      Moderator – Jill Darling (OC)

**DATE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE**

II.   Announcements & Updates

III.  Open Q&A

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: 1-800-837-1935 & Reference Conference ID: 7073239

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: 7073239

Encore is an audio recording of this call that can be accessed by dialing 1-855-859-2056 beginning 4 hour 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/.

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-and-Education/Outreach/OpenDoorForums/PodcastAndTranscripts.html. Thank you.

CMS provides free auxiliary aids and services including information in accessible formats. Click here for more information. This will point partners to our CMS.gov version of the “Accessibility & Nondiscrimination notice” page.

 

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2019-05-15 14:00:00 2019-05-15 15:00:00 America/Detroit CMS Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum The next Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum is scheduled for Wednesday, May 15, 2019 PM 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** 1.   Opening Remarks       Acting Chair – Brian Slater, Center for Medicare       Moderator – Jill Darling (OC) **DATE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE** II.   Announcements & Updates FY 2020 Hospice Proposed Rule announcement Rule: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-04-25/pdf/2019-08143.pdf Hospice Detail page about the rule with wage index and provider level files: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Medicare-Fee-for-Service-Payment/Hospice/Hospice-Regulations-and-Notices-Items/CMS-1714-P.html?DLPage=1&DLEntries=10&DLSort=3&DLSortDir=descending  FDMS where providers can comment on the rule: https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=CMS-2019-0068  HQRP and Hospice Compare HQRP webpage: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/Hospice-Quality-Reporting/Spotlight.html Hospice Compare: https://www.medicare.gov/hospiceCompare/  CAHPS Hospice Announcements CAHPS Hospice Survey website: www.hospicecahpssurvey.org  For technical assistance with CAHPS Hospice Survey Project Team: hospicecahpssurvey@HCQIS.org or 1-844-472-4621 To communicate with CMS staff about implementation issues: hospicesurvey@cms.hhs.gov  HHCAHPS Survey reminders HHCAHPS website: https://homehealthcahps.org  HHCAHPS information and assistance: HHCAHPS@rti.org  CMS contacts for HHCAHPS: homehealthcahps@cms.hhs.gov   Hospice Usage of NOE via EDI eNews letter about the Hospice underpayment issue – Hold Hospice Adjustments to Avoid Underpayments https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Outreach/FFSProvPartProg/Downloads/2019-04-11-eNews.pdf   CR 11272, Home Health (HH) Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) - Additional Manual Instructions update Updates and Announcements from the Home Health Quality Reporting Program Reporting Update Guidance Update OASIS Quarterly Q&A: https://qtso.cms.gov/providers/home-health-agency-hha-providers/reference-manuals  User Manual/Data Sets Update OASIS Memorandum: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/HomeHealthQualityInits/HHQIOASISUserManual.html Training Update APU Webinar: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/HomeHealthQualityInits/Home-Health-Quality-Reporting-Training.html Review Choice Demonstration for Home Health Services: https://go.cms.gov/homehealthRCD  DME Prior Authorization Updates DME Webpage: https://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Monitoring-Programs/Medicare-FFS-Compliance-Programs/DMEPOS/Prior-Authorization-Process-for-Certain-Durable-Medical-Equipment-Prosthetic-Orthotics-Supplies-Items.html  Update on the Round 2021 DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program See the: Competitive Bidding Implementation Contractor website and CMS Round 2021 Fact Sheet 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: 1-800-837-1935 & Reference Conference ID: 7073239 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: 7073239 Encore is an audio recording of this call that can be accessed by dialing 1-855-859-2056 beginning 4 hour 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/. 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-and-Education/Outreach/OpenDoorForums/PodcastAndTranscripts.html. Thank you. CMS provides free auxiliary aids and services including information in accessible formats. Click here for more information. This will point partners to our CMS.gov version of the “Accessibility & Nondiscrimination notice” page.   Conference Call