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CMS Open Door Forum Scheduled for Wednesday, September 21

CMS Open Door Forum Scheduled for Wednesday, September 21


The next Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Home Health, Hospice & Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Open Door Forum is scheduled for Wednesday, September 21 at 3:30 PM ET. Please call at least 15 minutes prior to the forum start time. The following agenda is subject to change.

  1. Opening Remarks
  2. Announcements & Updates
  3. DMEPOS National Provider Enrollment (NPE) Award 
  4. Suspension of Prior Authorization Requirements for Orthoses Items Furnished Urgently or Under Special Circumstances
  5. Expanded Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) Model Update
  6. Home Health Quality Reporting Program (HHQRP)
    • Public Reporting: October Refresh
    • Education and Training: OASIS-E Guidance Training Program
  7. Home Health CAHPS Survey Updates
    1. CMS Mailbox:
    2. HHCAHPS Coordination Team Technical Assistance Mailbox:
    3. HHCAHPS Coordination Team Technical Assistance Toll-Free Telephone Number: (866) 354-0985
  8. Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP)
    1. Public Reporting: November 2022 Refresh
    2. HOPE
    3. Rulemaking: Fall Forum
    4. Webinar: CMS September Hospice Quality Reporting Program Forum (Wednesday, September 28, 1:30-2:30 PM ET)
  9. New/Updated HQRP Resources
  10. 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 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.

An instant replay audio recording of this call can be accessed by calling (800) 396-1242 one hour after the call has ended. The recording expires on August 12 at 11:59 PM ET.

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