Don’t Miss CMS Open Door Forum on Home Health, Hospice, DME


By Rachel Hammon posted 14 days ago


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:

  • Opening Remarks

Acting Chair – Brian Slater, Center for Medicare

Moderator – Jill Darling (OC)

  • Announcements & Updates

*DMEPOS Update

*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

*Reporting Updates

*July 2019 Home Health Compare Refresh coming up!

PPR measure added to HHC October 2019

*Guidance Update  OASIS Quarterly Q&A:

*Training Updates

*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:

HQRP webpage:

*Hospice QRP Reconsideration Webpage:

*Hospice Compare:

*Hospice QRP Related Help Desks:

III. Open Q&A


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