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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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**Update November 6, 2014 - The proposed agenda for the next Hospital Quality Open Door Forum is scheduled for Tuesday, November 18, 2014 from 2:00pm-3:00pmET is as follows: Announcements & Updates; 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 OPPS Final Rule; Wage Index Time Table. If you wish to participate, dial 1-800-837-1935 Conference ID 44428182. Please see the full participation announcement in the Downloads section below. Thank you for your continued interest in the CMS Open Door Forums.