Rural Health Open Door Forum
The Rural Health Open Door Forum (ODF) addresses Rural Health Clinic (RHC), Critical Access Hospital (CAH) and Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) issues, as well as some inclusion of other questions and concerns that occur in clinical practice pertaining to other CMS payment systems that also extend into these settings. Topics that frequently arise on this forum often deal with payment & billing for services subject to Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) and/or Physician Shortage Area (PSA) status, cost report clarifications, classifications for & qualifications of rural provider types, and the many special provisions being implemented for improving rural health in the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003. Timely announcements and clarifications regarding important rulemaking, quality program initiatives, and other related areas are also included in the Forums.
**Update November 17, 2014 – The proposed agenda for the next Rural Health Open Door Forum scheduled for Thursday, November 20, 2014 from 2:00pm-3:00pmET is as follows: Announcements & Updates: Opening Remarks from Marilyn Tavenner, CMS Administrator; CMMI ACO Announcement (http://www.cms.gov/Newsroom/MediaReleaseDatabase/Press-releases/2014-Press-releases-items/2014-10-15-3.html) Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program http://medicaid.gov/state-resource-center/innovation-accelerator-program/innovation-accelerator-program.html; Home Health PPS CY 2015 final rule (changes to the face to face encounter and the therapy visit requirements) http://www.cms.gov/Center/Provider-Type/Home-Health-Agency-HHA-Center.html; ESRD PPS CY 2015 final rule – (Market Basket changes and clarifications to the low volume payment adjustment); CAH Posting Announcement, http://www.cms.gov/Center/Provider-Type/Critical-Access-Hospitals-Center.html; EHR Reminder Announcement; Open Q&A. This agenda is subject to Change. If you wish to participate, dial 1-800-837-1935 Conference ID 44425607. Please see full participation announcement in the Downloads section below. Thank you for your continued interest in the CMS Open Door Forums.
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