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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Care Compare Quarterly Refresh for October 2023

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The October 2023 quarterly refresh for the Home Health Quality Reporting Program is now available on Care Compare. For this refresh, Home Health (HH) Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) will be based on the standard number of quarters. The HH QRP claims-based measures have been updated for this refresh and, with the exception of PPR, […]

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New Resources for Home Health Quality Reporting Program

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering a 3-minute, animated explainer video, BIMS and BIMS Summary Score: Stopping and Coding an Incomplete Interview for Home Health (HH), Inpatient Rehab Facility (IRF),  Long Term Care Hospital (LTCH), and Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Providers. This video was developed to assist providers in accurately determining […]

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Post-Acute Care Quality Reporting Programs: iQIES Update

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For this refresh, Home Health (HH) Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) will be based on the standard number of quarters. The HH QRP claims-based measures, with the exception of PPR, have been updated for this refresh and are now based on the standard number of quarters. Due to the COVID-19 reporting exceptions, PPR continues […]

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Post-Acute Care Quality Reporting Programs : Care Compare Quarterly Refresh for July 2023

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The July 2023 quarterly refresh for the Home Health Quality Reporting Program is now available on Care Compare. For this refresh, Home Health (HH) Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) will be based on the standard number of quarters. For additional information on the COVID-19 public health emergency’s impact on public reporting, please see the HH QRP […]

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CMS Requests Information on Home Health Aide Services, Quality Measures

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In addition to a broad array of policy proposals in the proposed home health rate update rule, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has included two requests for information (RFI): Access to Home Health Aide Services and Principles for Selecting and Prioritizing HH QRP Quality Measures and Concepts under Consideration for Future Years. […]

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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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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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January Care Compare Refresh and Tip Sheet

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The January 2023 quarterly refresh for the Home Health Quality Reporting Program is available on Care Compare. For this refresh, Home Health (HH) Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) will be based on the standard number of quarters. CMS issued a third HH QRP COVID-19 Public Reporting Tip Sheet to addresses the impact the public health […]

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NQF Releases its Measures Under Consideration List

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  The National Quality Forum (NQF) has issued its review of performance quality measures under consideration for use in federal healthcare programs affecting more than 64 million Americans. The review is part of the Measure Applications Partnership (MAP), a public-private partnership that has been convened annually by NQF since 2011 and is funded by the […]

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CMS Final CY2023 Home Health Rule: Slightly Modified But Home Health Access Risks Remain

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the Final Rule regarding Medicare home health services payment rates for CY 2023. As usual, the rule also includes a hodgepodge of non-rate related proposals as well. This article provides a summary of the Final Rule. NAHC will be providing more detail over the next week […]

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Home Health Quality Reporting Program: Non-Compliance Notifications

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is providing notifications to home health agencies that were determined to be out of compliance with the Home Health Quality Reporting Program (HHQRP) requirements for calendar year (CY) 2021, which will affect their calendar year (CY) 2023 Annual Payment Update (APU). Non-compliance notifications will be distributed by […]

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