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. The most recent Hospice Care Compare refresh occurred in February.  As part of that refresh, CMS included an annual […]

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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. The most recent Hospice Care Compare refresh occurred in February.  As part of that refresh, CMS included an annual […]

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NOW AVAILABLE IN QIES – Hospice Preview Reports for the May 2023 Refresh

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Providers can now access the latest Provider Preview Reports via the Certification and Survey Provider Enhanced Reports (CASPER) application. Once released in CASPER, providers will have 30 days during which to review their quality measure results. Although the actual “preview period” is 30 days, the reports will continue to be available for another 30 days, […]

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Expanded HHVBP Model: January 2023 PIPR and First Performance Year Quick Guide

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Reminder: January 2023 Pre-Implementation Performance Reports Available on iQIES CMS issued the January 2023 Pre-Implementation Performance Report (PIPR) to competing HHAs via the Internet Quality Improvement Evaluation System (iQIES). The PIPRs provide HHAs with data on their quality measure performance used in the expanded HHVBP Model, with comparison to HHAs nationally within peer cohorts. Instructions […]

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Expanded Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) Model HHVBP Newsletter – January 2023

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The HHVBP Newsletter provides 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. Please consider sharing this newsletter within your organization. Information in this edition […]

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NOW AVAILABLE IN iQIES – Preview Reports and Star Rating Preview Reports for the April 2023 Refresh

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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. Due to the COVID-19 reporting exceptions, the claims-based measures have been calculated excluding Q1 and Q2 2020 data from measure calculations. For additional information, please see the HH QRP COVID-19 Public Reporting Tip Sheet in […]

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Now Available in iQIES: Preview Reports for the February 2023 Refresh

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Providers can now access the latest Provider Preview Reports via the Certification and Survey Provider Enhanced Reports (CASPER) application. Once released in CASPER, providers will have 30 days during which to review their quality measure results. Although the actual “preview period” is 30 days, the reports will continue to be available for another 30 days, […]

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Expanded HHVBP Model: PIPR and New Resources Available

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Available in iQIES: Expanded HHVBP Model Pre-Implementation Performance Reports As the expanded HHVBP Model prepares to start the first performance year on January 1, 2023, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the November 2022 Pre-Implementation Performance Report (PIPR) to all active home health agencies (HHAs). The PIPRs provide HHAs with data on […]

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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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Navigating Performance Feedback Reports: Interim Performance Report (IPR) and Annual Performance Report

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On October 11th from 2:00 pm ET – 3:00 pm ET, the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) Technical Assistance (TA) Team will present a live encore presentation of the August 25th webinar: Navigating Performance Feedback Reports: Interim Performance Report (IPR) and Annual Performance Report (APR). The encore presentation will contain the same content from the […]

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Preview Reports and Star Rating Preview Reports for the October 2022 Refresh

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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. Due to the COVID-19 reporting exceptions, the claims-based measures have been calculated excluding Q1 and Q2 2020 data from measure calculations. The HH QRP claims-based quality measures will not be refreshed for the October […]

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Summary of the CMS Open Door Forum on June 29

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) held a Home Health, Hospice, and DME Open Door Forum on June 29, 2022. The summary of the Forum applicable to home health and hospice providers is below. HOME HEALTH CMS provided a high-level summary of the CY 2023 Home Health PPS Rule.  (See the NAHC Report […]

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