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CMS Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum Scheduled for Thursday, February 24

CMS Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum Scheduled for Thursday, February 24


The next Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Home Health, Hospice & Durable Medical Equipment Open Door Forum (ODF) is scheduled for Thursday, February 24, 2022, 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; Moderator – Jill Darling, Office of Communications)
  2. Announcements & Updates
    • Master List and Additional Items Selected for Prior Authorization
    • Home Health Claims Processing
    • Home Health Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Survey
    • Home Health Quality Reporting Program
      • Outcome and Assessment  Information Set (OASIS)-D
      • Public Reporting
    • Hospice Quality Reporting Program
      • Annual Payment
      • February Refresh
      • Quality Measures Report
      • HOPE Beta Testing
      • Resources
  3. Open Q&A

Submit questions in advance via email to

Open Door Participation Instructions:

This call will be a conference call only.

To participate by phone:

  • (888) 455-1397
  • Passcode: 5109694

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.

Instant replay is an audio recording of this call that can be accessed by dialing (800) 396-1242 one hour after the call has ended. The recording expires on February 26, 2022, at 11:59 PM ET.

For ODF schedule updates and registration information, click here.

Were you unable to attend a recent ODF? Visit the CMS Podcasts and Transcript webpage to listen to and view the most recent call.

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