Next CMS Open Door Forum is Tomorrow!

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The next Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum is scheduled for Wednesday, January 10, 2024, PM at 2:00 PM-3:00 PM Eastern Time (ET). Please log on at least 15 minutes prior to the forum start time. **This Agenda is Subject to Change** Chair – Brian Slater, Center for Medicare, CMS Co-Chair- Kelly Vontran, […]

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Summary of the Aug. 30 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 Auguust 30, 2023.  The summary of the Forum applicable to home health and hospice providers is below. HOSPICE FY2024 HOSPICE FINAL RULE CMS summarized the major provisions in the hospice final rule.  For all the details […]

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New CMS Open Door Forum on Wednesday, August 30

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The next Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum is scheduled for Wednesday, August 30, 2023, PM at 2:00 PM-3:00 PM Eastern Time (ET). Please log on at least 15 minutes prior to the forum start time. **This Agenda is Subject to Change** Chair – Brian Slater, Center for Medicare, CMS Co-Chair- Kelly Vontran, […]

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Next CMS Open Door Forum is July 12

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CY 2024 Home Health Proposed Rule Update HHVBP Hospice updates The next Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum is scheduled for Wednesday, July 12, 2023, PM at 3:30 PM-4:30 PM Eastern Time (ET). There are NEW and UPDATED Open Door Forum participation instructions so please read this email carefully. Please log on at least […]

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CMS Updates Home Health & Hospice Providers in 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 January 11, 2023.  The summary of the Forum applicable to home health and hospice providers is below HOME HEALTH Home Health Payment Policy CMS announced that the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023, Section 4137 extends the […]

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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 Updated Quality Reporting in the Open Door Forum

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) provided some important quality updates in the Tuesday, December 14 Home Health, Hospice, and DME (Durable Medicare Equipment) Open Door Forum (ODF). What follows is a detailed summary of those updates from a NAHC staffer who monitored the call. HOSPICE QUALITY REPORTING PROGRAM UPDATES CMS reminded hospices […]

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CMS Updated Quality Reporting in the Open Door Forum

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) provided some important quality updates in the Tuesday, December 14 Home Health, Hospice, and DME (Durable Medicare Equipment) Open Door Forum (ODF). What follows is a detailed summary of those updates from a NAHC staffer who monitored the call. HOME HEALTH QUALITY REPORTING PROGRAM UPDATES The reconsideration […]

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New CMS Open Door Forum is Tomorrow

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The next Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum is scheduled for Tuesday, December 14, 2021 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** Opening Remarks Chair – Brian Slater, Center for Medicare, CMS Moderator – Jill […]

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Quality Reporting Programs, Payment Update Rules Covered by CMS Open Door Forum

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  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) held a Home Health, Hospice, & DME Open Door Forum on August 26, 2021.  A summary of the contents for home health and hospice is below. We begin with hospice. HOSPICE CMS shared some of the FY2022 Hospice Payment Policy final rule provisions.  A detailed summary […]

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CMS Open Door Forum Covers Home Health Payment Updates & Hospice Survey Reforms

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Open Door Forum (ODF) for home health, hospice and durable medical equipment (DME) providers on June 30, 2021 covered the CY2022 home health proposed rule that was released at the end of last week, and the remainder included some quality reporting and other updates for home health […]

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CMS to Bolster Payments for At-Home COVID-19 Vaccinations for Medicare Beneficiaries

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CMS to hold special ODF on at-home COVID-19 Vaccinations for Medicare Beneficiaries. See below for more details The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced an additional payment amount for administering in-home COVID-19 vaccinations to Medicare beneficiaries who have difficulty leaving their homes or are otherwise hard-to-reach. There are approximately 1.6 million adults […]

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