CMS Holding Special Open Door Forum For New “Pay-for-Reporting Performance Requirement”

CMS is hosting a Special Open Door Forum (SODF) call on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EST to provide home health agencies (HHAs) and other interested parties with additional information on the new “Pay-for-Reporting Performance Requirement” described in the CY 2015 Home Health Final Rule. The first 12-month reporting period for the new Quality Assessments (QAO) measure begins on July 1, 2015. HHA compliance will potentially affect the Annual Payment Update (APU) for CY 2017.

The session follows up on information presented during the Open Door Forum on November 12, 2014 and will include a review of the content and format of the new QAO Historical Performance Reports that will distributed to HHAs for information purposes only by the end of June.

Click here for a link to materials for this SODF, including a slide deck, a summary of the QAO methodology, and a sample QAO Historical Report.

A transcript and audio recording of this SODF will be posted here.

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SNF / LTC Open Door Forum Next Week

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is holding an Open Door Forum for Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) and Long Term Care (LTC) providers at 2:00p.m. (ET) on Thursday, February 14, 2013.

Agenda items include:

  • Security Changes to CMS Net Users
  • SNF Therapy Research Project
  • MDS Manual Status
  • MDS Coding of Quadriplegia
  • MDS 3.0 Data Specifications and Item Sets for October 2013
  • Open Q&A

To participate by phone, dial 1-800-837-1935 & reference Conference ID: 78866871 or click here for more information.

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.

For more information on Open Door Forums, including schedules and FAQ, click here.

CMS Announces Open Door Forum On PPACA

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced the first in a series of monthly conference calls for an update on Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (PPACA) implementation efforts that impact doctors, nurses, hospitals and home care agencies.

More update calls are scheduled for the second Thursday of the month at 2:00p.m. ET.  The first, scheduled for September 13th will discuss Medicaid expansion.

To participate, please dial (888) 455-2963 and enter passcode 2954962.

CMS Open Door Forum Today

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will hold a Special Open Door Forum on the Manual Medical Review of Therapy Claims today, September 5, 2012, from 2:00pm-3:30pm ET.

The purpose of this forum is to provide an opportunity for providers to ask questions about the mandated manual medical review of therapy services from October 1-December 31, 2012 for Medicare Part B services that was enacted by the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012. CMS will also discuss therapy documentation requirements on the call.

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Reminder: CMS Home Health Open Door Forum Tomorrow

HMS Healthcare Management SolutionsThe next Home Health, Hospice & Durable Medical Equipment  (DME) Open Door Forum (ODF) hosted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is scheduled for Wednesday, May 23 at 2:00 p.m. eastern time.

Those interested in participating in the conference call should dial (800) 837-1935 and use the conference ID 52259092.  RSVP is not required, but participants are asked to dial in at least 15 minutes prior to the call start time.

Click here for more information.

CMS Home Health Open Door Forum May 23

HMS Healthcare Management SolutionsThe next Home Health, Hospice & Durable Medical Equipment  (DME) Open Door Forum (ODF) hosted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is scheduled for Wednesday, May 23 at 2:00 p.m. eastern time.

Those interested in participating in the conference call should dial (800) 837-1935 and use the conference ID 52259092.  RSVP is not required, but participants are asked to dial in at least 15 minutes prior to the call start time.

Click here for more information.