CMS is seeking comments on a published RFI on a “Recommended Measure Set for Medicaid-Funded Home and Community-Based Services”. As noted by CMS “the RFI seeks feedback on potential benefits of and challenges that could result from a nationally available set of recommended quality measures for voluntary use by states”.
The RFI can be viewed HERE. The RFI questions are summarized on pages 37-39.
The Partnership for Medicaid Home-Based Care, which HCAOA leadership and several members are participating in, is beginning a workgroup process starting today to create a committed industry response to this RFI. Comments will be submitted from this group by October 19. This is another indication that quality benchmarks are in the future for home care organizations.