The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will hold an Open Door Forum (ODF) on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern Time to discuss the latest developments in home health, hospice, and durable medical equipment.
Please call in at least 15 minutes before the start of the ODF.
The agenda for the July 9 ODF is subject to change, but is scheduled as follows:
Acting Chair – Brian Slater, Center for Medicare
Moderator – Jill Darling (OC)
*Competitive Bidding Implementation Contractor website and the Round 2021 DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program Homepage
*DMEPOS Prior Authorization Program for Pressure Reducing Support Surfaces
*Reminder: Public Beta testing of the HH PDGM Grouper software
*Updates and Announcements from the Home Health Quality Reporting Program
*CY2019 NPRM Rule Update
*July 2019 Home Health Compare Refresh coming up!
PPR measure added to HHC October 2019
*Guidance Update OASIS Quarterly Q&A: https://qtso.cms.gov/providers/home-health-agency-hha-providers/reference-manuals
*Training Updates https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/HomeHealthQualityInits/Home-Health-Quality-Reporting-Training.html
*APU Webinar slides available
* Video Tutorials Available to Assist with Coding Specific Section GG Items
* Section GG web-based Training Course
*Updates to HQRP and Hospice Compare
*Links to our webpages are:
*Hospice QRP Reconsideration Webpage:
*Hospice QRP Related Help Desks:
III. Open Q&A
**DATE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE**
Next Home Health, Hospice & DME ODF: TBA
Open Door Participation Instructions:
This call will be Conference Call Only.
To participate by phone:
Dial: 1-800-837-1935 & Reference Conference ID: 8354358
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: 8354358
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