Summary of CMS Open Door Forum: Home Health

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Home Health Care Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HHCAHPS) The agenda and slides for the self-paced 2024 Introduction to the HHCAHPS Survey training and the HHCAHPS Survey Vendor Update training are now posted under the “Training” tab of the HHCAHPS website. CMS reminded participants that it is the HHA’s responsibility to ensure that […]

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HHCAHPS Update from CMS

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The agenda and slides for the self-paced 2024 Introduction to the Home Health Care CAHPS (HHCAHPS) Survey training and the HHCAHPS Survey Vendor Update training are now posted. As previously reported, the trainings are open to home health agencies and are mandatory for survey vendors. As a reminder, all organizations must register to access the […]

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Summary of Home Health Updates in Recent CMS Open Door Forum

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) held its most recent Home Health, Hospice and DME Open Door Forum on Wednesday, January 10, 2024. Following are the home health items that were discussed. Home Health Value Based Purchasing (HHVBP) CMS announced a new email address for providers to submit questions regarding the HHVBP model. […]

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CMS Releases TEP Report on the Expanded HHVBP Model and Revises FAQs

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued the summary report for the Expanded Home Health Value Based Purchasing, Technical Expert Panel meeting. The TEP included fourteen participants representing a diverse group of experts, including home health clinicians, patient advocates, caregivers, methodologists, and researchers.  The report summarizes four areas for which the participants […]

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Post-Acute Quality Reporting Programs Update

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Revised Preliminary July 2023 Interim Performance Reports (IPRs) Available in iQIES. Recalculation request deadline extended to Wednesday, August 16, 2023. On Tuesday, August 1, 2023, CMS reissued the Preliminary July 2023 IPRs for all HHAs that are eligible to receive a report to address two display issues that caused some cells to incorrectly display blanks […]

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Quality Updates for Home Health & Hospice

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New Consensus Based Entity, Hospice Quarterly Update and Home Health CAHPS Star Rating Preview Reports See key June 30th webinar details below CONSENSUS BASED ENTITY The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that the contract for the consensus-based entity (CBE) for performance measurement was awarded to Battelle and the contract with the […]

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CMS Open Door Forum Updates for Home Health, Hospice

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Read on for NAHC’s exclusive analysis of the latest Open Door Forum from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), held on Wednesday, April 19, 2023. HOME HEALTH Home Health Care Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HHCAHPS) April 1, 2023, begins the new data collection period for the HHCAHPs. The period runs […]

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Important Home Health CAHPS Reminders

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It is the responsibility of all Medicare-certified home health agencies (HHAs) to participate every month in the Home Health CAHPS Survey to obtain the full Annual Payment Update (APU) from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The CY 2024 APU submission period is coming to a close on March 31, 2023 and the […]

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Summary of the Recent CMS Open Door Forum

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) held a Home Health, Hospice, and DME Open Door Forum on February 23, 2023.  The summary of the Forum applicable to home health and hospice providers is below. HOME HEALTH CMS PDGM Data Transparency and Stakeholder Feedback  CMS officials announced a webinar scheduled for Wednesday, March 29 […]

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CMS Open Door Forum Updates Home Health & Hospice Providers

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) held a Home Health, Hospice, and DME Open Door Forum on November 9, 2022. What follows is a summary of the relevant ODF content for home health and hospice providers. HOME HEALTH CMS began the Forum with a summary of the CY 2023 Home Health Prospective Payment […]

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CMS Open Door Forum Summary: Home Health

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) held a Home Health, Hospice, and DME Open Door Forum on September 21, 2022. The summary of the Forum applicable to home health and hospice providers is below. Home Health Value Based Purchasing (HHVBP) The Home Health Value Based Purchasing (HHVBP) program is scheduled to begin January […]

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Home Health Value Based Purchasing Updates

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This Home Health Value Based Purchasing (HHVBP) update is intended to provide home health agencies (HHAs) with the latest information about the expanded HHVBP Model as well as important tools, news, and timely insights from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the HHVBP Model Technical Assistance (TA) Team. How are Baseline Years used […]

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