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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 November 6, 2014 - The proposed agenda for the next Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF)/Long Term Care (LTC) Open Door Forum is scheduled for Thursday, November 13, 2014, from 2:00pm - 3:00pmET is as follows: Two Quality Measures, Changing Scale of Quality Measure; December 16, 2014 - MLN Connects™ National Provider Call:  Certifying Patient Eligibility for the Medicare Home Health Benefit (1:30 pm to 3:30 pm Eastern Time) -Web address where participants can find more information:  http://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Outreach/NPC/National-Provider-Calls-and-Events-Items/2014-12-16-Home-Health-Benefit.html?DLPage=1&DLSort=0&DLSortDir=descending; 2015 Voluntary Payroll Staffing Data Collection Project: BetterCare@cms.hhs.gov; SNF PPS Payment Reform Research Project – Announcement http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Medicare-Fee-for-Service-Payment/SNFPPS/Spotlight.html. If you wish to participate, dial 1-800-837-1935 Conference ID: 44426119. Please see the full participation announcement in the Downloads section below. Thank you for your continued interest in the CMS Open Door Forums.