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CMS to Host Open Door Forum on Star Ratings for Home Health Agencies
Call scheduled for Feb. 5 at 10:30 a.m. (PT)

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will host an open door forum on the planned addition of star ratings to the Home Health Compare website. On the call, set for Feb. 5 from 10:30 a.m. – noon (PT), CMS will present its revised methodology for the star ratings and describe its plans for implementation of the rating system. CMS held a previous open door forum on the subject in December, and the materials from that presentation are available on the CMS website. To participate in the Feb. 5 call, dial (800) 837-1935 and enter conference ID 73412220. More information is available at the Home Health Quality Initiative website.