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Hospitals Open Door Forum

Overview:

The Hospital & Hospital Quality Open Door Forum (ODF) addresses the concerns and questions of the Hospital service setting. The very broad scope of topics discussed within this forum, include payment, coverage, conditions of participation, billing and many other current issues that are related to policy implementation. The Inpatient PPS, Outpatient PPS, provisions of the Affordable Care Act and other laws that affect the setting are all covered, and a recurring update from the areas of the Hospital Quality Initiative including the Hospital CAHPS initiative. Timely announcements and clarifications regarding important rulemaking, agency program initiatives and other related areas are also included in the forums.

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**Updated September 30, 2014- Special Open Door Forum: Coming Soon: Star Ratings on Dialysis Facility Compare - Monday, October 6, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM ET.  This Special Open Door Forum to allow a call with patient advocacy groups and other interested parties to provide information and to solicit feedback on the introduction of star ratings on Dialysis Facility Compare beginning in January 2015.  If you wish to participate via conference call, dial 1-800-837-1935 Conference ID 8597626. Please see the full participation announcement in the Downloads section below. Thank you for your continued interest in the CMS Open Door Forums.