CMS to Host Third Special Open Door Forum on Pre-Claim Review Demonstration for Home Health Service
Wednesday, July 20; 2:00pm – 3:00pm Eastern Time
July 15, 2016 12:11 PM
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that it will host a third Special Open Door Forum (ODF) call regarding the Pre-Claim Review Demonstration for Home Health Services on Wednesday, July 20, 2:00pm – 3:00pm Eastern Time. CMS previously held two Special Open Door Forums on the Pre-Claim Review Demonstration on June 14 and June 28 (see previous NAHC Report coverage here).
In an announcement, CMS stated that two of its Medicare Administrative Contractors, Palmetto GBA and CGS, will be available for questions. Palmetto GBA will present on their activities to ready for the demonstration launch in Illinois, and provide an overview of their Web portal submission tool. Here is the link to Palmetto GBA’s portal: https://www.onlineproviderservices.com.
As previously reported in NAHC Report, in June CMS posted in the Federal Register a Notice announcing a 3-year Medicare pre-claim review demonstration for home health services. CMS will be implementing a 3-year Medicare Pre-claim Review Demonstration for Home Health Services in the states of Illinois, Florida, and Texas by the end of 2016. CMS plans to include Michigan and Massachusetts in the demonstration in 2017.
You can learn more about the Pre-Claim Review Demonstration for Home Health Services by going to: https://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Monitoring-Programs/Medicare-FFS-Compliance-Programs/Pre-Claim-Review-Initiatives/Overview.html
Questions regarding the demonstration may be sent to: HHPreClaimDemo@cms.hhs.gov.
Special Open Door Forum Participation Instructions:
Participant Dial-In Number: 1-800-837-1935
Conference ID #: 17049475
Note: 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.
A transcript and audio recording of this Special ODF will be posted to the Special
Open Door Forum website for downloading at: