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CMS Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum Scheduled for February 23

CMS Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum Scheduled for February 23


Please see the announcement below for the next Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Home Health, Hospice & Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Open Door Forum (ODF), which will take place on Thursday, February 23, 2023, at 2:00 PM ET. Please call at least 15 minutes prior to the forum start time. The following agenda is subject to change.

  1. Opening Remarks
    • Chair – Brian Slater, Center for Medicare, CMS
    • Co-Chair – Kelly Vontran, Center for Medicare, CMS
    • Moderator – Jill Darling, Office of Communications, CMS
  2. Announcements & Updates
  3. Medicare Home Health Prospective Payment System (PPS) Calendar Year (CY) 2023 Behavior Change Recap, 60-Day Episode Construction Overview, and Payment Rate Development Webinar
  4. Home Health Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HHCAHPS) Survey Update
  5. Expanded Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) Model Update
    • Help Desk:
    • Internet Quality Improvement and Evaluation System (iQIES) Help Desk:
    • The HHVBP survey is designed to learn more about home health agencies' experience with the resources provided for the expanded HHVBP Model and to identify areas for future outreach and education.
  6. Home Health ODF Topics
    • The next Quality Assurance Organization (QAO) Interim Performance Report will be available on iQIES in April 2023
    • Outcome and Assessment Information Set Version E (OASIS-E) release active as of January 1, 2023
    • January 2023 CMS OASIS Quarterly Q&As were posted on the QIES Technical Support Office (QTSO) website last month 
    • Home Health Quality Reporting Program (HH QRP) resources are available on the HH QRP website 
    • 2023 risk model update 
    • Home health exclusion to outcome- and assessment-based measures
    • HH QRP inquiries:
    • HHVBP inquiries:
  7. Hospice ODF Topics
    • Public reporting
    • February 2023 Care Compare refresh
    • Annual Update of Public Use File (PUF) data on Care Compare
    • Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) Spring Forum to be held in late April
    • Health Equity Technical Expert Panel report forthcoming
    • New health equity informational tab available
    • HQRP inquiries:
    • Hospice Special Focus Progam inquiries:
    • iQies Technical Help Desk:; (877) 201-4721, Monday through Friday 7:00 AM-7:00 PM CT
  8. Open Q&A

Please send inquiries to

This call will be via conference call only. To participate by phone, call (888) 455-1397 and enter the passcode 4325849. 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 (800) 855-2880. A Relay Communications Assistant will help.

An instant replay audio recording of this call can be accessed by calling (866) 470-7044 one hour after the call has ended. The recording expires at 11:59 AM ET on February 25, 2023.

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