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Special Open Door Forums

When a Special Open Door Forum (ODF) is scheduled, please refer to the "Downloads" section below for the Special ODF details and RSVP information. Approximately one week after the Special ODF has passed, the announcement, transcript and MP3 audio file will be posted under the "Downloads" section in one Download link for 30 days. They will no longer be separate files.

CMS has Special Forums throughout the year, to independently discuss new and important program topics. 


**Updated January 23, 2015 (Date Change):  - Special Open Door Forum (SODF): Prior Authorization of Non-Emergent Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Tuesday, February 3, 2015 – Prior Authorization of Non-Emergent Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Special Open Door Forum (SODF), from 1:30pm - 2:30pm Eastern Time. The purpose of this SODF is allow Medicare providers, hospitals, and additional interested parties to learn about the upcoming Prior Authorization of Non-Emergent Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in the states of Illinois, Michigan, and New Jersey. This Special ODF, the third on this prior authorization model, will include information on the prior authorization process and a Q&A period.
The purpose of this model is to test whether prior authorization helps reduce expenditures, while maintaining or improving quality of care. You can find more information on the model by going to: Questions on the model can be sent to: If you wish to participate, dial: 1-800-837-1935 & Conference ID: 58186377.  We look forward to your participation. Please see the Downloads section below for the full call announcement. Thank you for your continued interest in the CMS Open Door Forums.