CMS Home Health Open Door Forum Next Week

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is hosting its next Home Health, Hospice & Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Open Door Forum Wednesday, June 26, 2013 from 2:00p.m.-3:00p.m., ET. To participate, dial 1-800-837-1935 and reference Conference ID# 97842778.

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CMS Clarifies July 1 DME Order Changes

As previously reported on the HMS blog, orders for certain items of Durable Medical Equipment (DME) for Medicare patients must come after a face-to-face encounter with the beneficiary starting July 1, 2013. Earlier this week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a MLN Matters as well as CR 8304 with detailed information and instructions related to the change.

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CMS Home Health, Hospice Open Door Forum

HMS Healthcare Management SolutionsThe Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is hosting a Home Health, Hospice & Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Open Door Forum (ODF) on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 2:00p.m.Eastern Time (ET).  Topics include:

  • Health Insurance Marketplace Update
  • HHCAHPS
  • OASIS Modules
  • Hospice Update
  • Hospice Cost Report Update/PRA
  • Claims Processing Update
  • Re-Issued G-Code Reporting CR

To participate by phone, call 800-837-1935  and reference conference ID# 78867258. Click here for more information.

Next Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum

The next Home Health, Hospice & Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Open Door Forum is scheduled for Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 2:00p.m. ET.

To participate, dial 1-800-837-1935 and enter Conference ID 78869441. An agenda will be sent to registrants before the call.

Reminder: Home Health, DME Open Door Forum Today

HMS Healthcare Management SolutionsThe next Home Health, Hospice & Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Open Door Forum is scheduled for today, Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 2:00p.m. Eastern Time (ET).

To participate on the conference call, dial 1-800-837-1935 & Reference Conference ID: 72193272. Persons participating by phone do not need to RSVP, though calling at least 15 minutes prior to the forum start time is recommended.

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Tiptastic Tuesday: CMS Home Health Open Door Forum Tomorrow

HMS Healthcare Management SolutionsThe Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will hold a Home Health, Hospice & Durable Medical Equipment Open Door Forum on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 from 2:00-3:00pm ET.

Topics include the Open Enrollment Announcement, Home Health & Hospice Quality Update, as well as updates on Home Health Care CAHPS & OASIS training.

Call (800) 837-1935 to participate and use conference ID 76245818.

Home Health, DME Contribute To Area Variations Of Medicare Services

HMS Healthcare Management SolutionsA new study by The Commonwealth Fund shows a geographic variation in the use of health care by Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries.  Two service categories, durable medical equipment and home health care, are disproportionately responsible for such variations and might be a sign of fraud and abuse.

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