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The February 2024 edition of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Home Health, Hospice & Durable Medical Equipment Open Door Forum (ODF) is scheduled for Thursday, February 22 at 3:30-4:30 PM ET.

Agenda (Subject to Change)

  1. Opening Remarks
    • Chair: Brian Slater, Center for Medicare, CMS
    • Co-Chair: Kelly Vontran, Center for Medicare, CMS
    • Moderator: Jill Darling, Office of Communications, CMS
  2. Announcements & Updates
    • Home Health Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) Survey Updates
    • Home Health Quality Reporting Program (HHQRP)
      • HHQRP changes
      • Discharge Function Score measure and the removal of the Application of Functional Assessment measure from the HHQRP
      • Public reporting updates
      • 2024 risk model update and recap
      • New resources
  3. Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP)
    • February Care Compare Refresh
    • New resources
  4. Expanded Home Health Value-Based (HHVBP) Model Update

Please email your questions for CMS to before the event.

New & Updated Open Door Forum Participation Instructions

This call will be a Zoom webinar. Register in advance for this webinar using the following login credentials:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the webinar. Although the ODFs are now a Zoom webinar, CMS will only use the audio function. Participants are encouraged to log on at least 15 minutes before the ODF start time.

For ODF schedule updates and email list registration, please click here.

If you missed the recent Home Health, Hospice & DME ODF call, you can access the recording and transcript on our CMS Podcasts and Transcript webpage.

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