The next Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum is scheduled for 1/16

  • 11 Jan 2019 2:26 PM
    Message # 6996199
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    CMS Open Door Forum


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

    Wednesday, January 16, 2019 PM 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**

    • Opening Remarks

    Chair – Hillary Loeffler, Center for Medicare

    Moderator – Jill Darling (OC)

    • Announcements & Updates
      • Home Health Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) MLN Call Announcement
    • Review Choice Demonstration for Home Health Services
    • Hospice CAHPS Announcements

    III. Open Q&A


    Next Home Health, Hospice & DME ODF: TBA



    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.

    Open Door Participation Instructions:

    This call will be Conference Call Only.

    To participate by phone:

    Dial: 1-800-837-1935 & Reference Conference ID: 9749859

    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: 9749859

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

    For ODF schedule updates and E-Mailing List registration, visit our website at

    The Provider Ombudsman for the New Medicare Card serves as a CMS resource for the provider community. The Ombudsman will ensure that CMS hears, understands, and resolves any implementation problems experienced by clinicians, hospitals, suppliers and other providers. Dr. Eugene Freund will be serving in this position. He will also communicate about the New Medicare Card to providers, and collaborate with CMS components to develop solutions to any implementation problems that arise. To reach the Ombudsman, contact:

    The Medicare Beneficiary Ombudsman and CMS staff will address inquiries from Medicare beneficiaries and their representatives through existing inquiry processes.  Visit for information on how the Medicare Beneficiary Ombudsman can help you.

    Thank you.



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