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On Wednesday, March 13, 2019 from 2pm-3pmET, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Center for Clinical Standards and Quality (CCSQ) will host a Special Open Door Forum (SODF) to allow hospices and other interested parties to ask questions on the development of a Hospice Assessment Tool. This SODF is part of a series of regular SODF’s CMS plans to host on this tool and other key topics related to the Hospice Quality Reporting Program.

The purpose of a hospice assessment tool is to develop a tool that enables CMS and hospices to understand the care needs of people through the dying process and to ensure the safety and comfort of individuals enrolled in hospice institutions nationwide. The SODF will provide a status update and welcomes your questions.

You can learn about the hospice assessment tool by going to:

Feedback and questions on the hospice assessment tool can be sent to: CMS If you wish to participate, dial 1-800-837-1935 Conference ID 4382306. Please see the full participation announcement in the Downloads section. Thank you for your continued interest in the CMS Open Door Forums.


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