Thursday, November 10, 2016

The next Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum is scheduled for

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 2:00-3:00 PM Eastern Time (ET).

Please call at least 15 minutes prior to the forum start time.

**This Agenda is Subject to Change**

I.  Opening Remarks

Chair – Hillary Loeffler, Center for Medicare

Moderator – Jill Darling (OC)

II.  Announcements & Updates

  • Home Health PPS Final Rule
  • HH QRP Section of the Final Rule
  • HHVBP Policies in the CY 2017 Home Health Prospective Payment System Final Rule

·  Home Health and Hospice PEPPER

·  Round 1 2017 contract suppliers for Medicare’s DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program. Please view the Media Fact Sheet for more information

·  DMEPOS Competitive Bidding: Rules

·  Hospice Quality Reporting Program

  • New Hospice QM Reports
  • Public Use Files (PUF) files to be posted on
  • Updated RO and State Coordinator list on

·  HHCAHPS announcement

·  Hospice CAPS announcement

·  Change Request 9585 announcement

III. Open Q&A


Next Home Health, Hospice & DME ODF: January 11, 2016


This Open Door Forum is not intended for the press, and the remarks are not considered on the record. If you are a member of the Press, you may listen in but please refrain from asking questions during the Q & A portion of the call. If you have inquiries, please contact CMS at Thank you.

UPDATE: CMS Open Door Forums will now be available through Podcasts. Please visit: Please allow a week or so to get it posted. Thank you.

Open Door Participation Instructions:

This call will be Conference Call Only.

To participate by phone:

Dial: 1-800-837-1935 & Reference Conference ID: 44695683

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 1-800-855-2880. A Relay Communications Assistant will help.

Encore: 1-855-859-2056; Conference ID: 44695683

Encore is an audio recording of this call that can be accessed by dialing 1-855-859-2056 and entering the Conference ID beginning 2 hours after the call has ended. The recording expires after 2 business days.

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