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 September 8, 2020- The agenda for next Hospital/Quality Initiative scheduled for Thursday, September 17, 2020 is as follows: Opening Remarks; Announcements & Updates- CY 2021 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) Proposed Rule, FY 2021 Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Final Rule; Open Q&A. We look forward to your participation. If you wish to participate, dial: 1-(888)-455-1397, Participant Passcode: 9375124. Please see the full participation announcement in the Downloads section below. Thank you for your continued interest in the CMS Open Door Forums.
**Updated June 8, 2020- Special Open Door Forum: Medicare Documentation Requirement Lookup Service, Thursday, June 25, 2020, 2pm-3pmET. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Center for Program Integrity will host a series of Special Open Door Forum (SODF) calls to educate the public about a new initiative underway to develop a Medicare Fee for Service (FFS) Documentation Requirement Lookup Service prototype. Also, to allow physicians, suppliers, IT and Electronic Health Record (EHR) Developers and Vendors, and/or all other interested parties to provide feedback to CMS and inform how interested parties can get involved or track the progress of this initiative. The goals of the Documentation Requirement Lookup Service prototype are to reduce provider burden, reduce improper payments and appeals, and improve "provider to payer" information exchange. For more information and to access the slide presentation for the SODF, please visit our website: go.cms.gov/MedicareRequirementsLookup. We look forward to your participation. If you wish to participate, dial: 1-(888)-455-1397, Participant Passcode: 2900212. Please see the full participation announcement in the Downloads section below. Thank you for your continued interest in the CMS Open Door Forums.