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.
**Updated: December 3, 2019 - Special Open Door Forum (SODF), Healthcare Price Transparency, Tuesday, December 10, 2019 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm Eastern Time. The purpose of this SODF is to allow stakeholders to ask questions about the recently released price transparency rules: Calendar Year (CY) 2020 Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) & Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Price Transparency Requirements for Hospitals to Make Standard Charges Public Final Rule; Transparency in Coverage Proposed Rule; More information is available about the rules here: https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2019/11/15/trump-administration-announces-historic-price-transparency-and-lower-healthcare-costs-for-all-americans.html. If you wish to participate, dial: 1-888-455-1397 & Conference ID: 4676500. 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.
**Updated: November 7, 2019- The proposed agenda for the next Hospital Quality Open Door Forum is scheduled for Tuesday, November 19, 2019 from 2:00pm - 3:00pmET is as follows: Announcements & Updates: * CY 2020 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) Final Rule; IRF and LTCH QRP reports in iQIES. If you wish to participate, dial 1-888-455-1397 Conference ID: 4676500. Please see the full participation announcement in the Downloads section below. Thank you for your continued interest in the CMS Open Door Forums.