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Skilled Nursing Facilities/Long-Term Care Open Door Forum

Overview: 

The Skilled Nursing Facilities / Long-Term Care Open Door Forum (ODF) addresses the concerns and issues of both the Medicare SNF, the Medicaid NF, and the nursing home industry generally. The types of issues that come up during this forum are often related to the Minimum Data Set, SNF Consolidated Billing, the roles and responsibilities of different SNF, NF or LTC professional staff under CMS regulations, clarifications of issues that are covered during a survey and certification process, and the many rules and requirements under which different related services can be payable. Timely announcements and clarifications regarding important rulemaking, quality program initiatives, and other related areas are also included in the forums.

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**Updated: February 20, 2015 - Special Open Door Forum (SODF): Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 (IMPACT Act of 2014), Wednesday February 25, 2015, from 1:30p.m. – 2:30p.m. Eastern Time. The purpose of this SODF call is to provide an overview of standardized data in relation to the quality measures and standardized assessment domains required under the IMPACT Act of 2014. This session will provide a high level overview of the requirements related to the use of standardized data for both the quality measures and the assessment instrument domains ; Comments can be submitted to PACQualityInitiatives@cms.hhs.gov; The IMPACT Act of 2014 can be found at: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-113hr4994enr/pdf/BILLS-113hr4994enr.pdf ; PowerPoint Presentation slides for this call can be found at: http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/Post-Acute-Care-Quality-Initiatives/IMPACT-Act-of-2014-and-Cross-Setting-Measures.html. You can find additional information about the IMPACT Act by visiting the Post-Acute Care Quality Initiatives webpage at: http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/Post-Acute-Care-Quality-Initiatives/PAC-Quality-Initiatives.html.   If you wish to participate, dial: 1-800-837-1935 & Conference ID: 90762447.  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.