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Hospitals Open Door Forum


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.


**Update June 24, 2015 (Updated Agenda) - The proposed agenda for the next Hospital Quality Open Door Forum is scheduled Tuesday, July 7, 2015 from 2:00pm - 3:00pmET is as follows: Announcements & Updates; CY 2016 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) Proposed Rule; IPPS Wage Index Time Table Updates; Open Payments 2014 Data Publications:; Open Q&A. This agenda is subject to change. If you wish to participate, dial 1-800-837-1935 Conference ID 12795839. Please see the full participation announcement in the Downloads section below. Thank you for your continued interest in the CMS Open Door Forums.