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.


**Updated July 18, 2022- The agenda for next Hospital/Quality Initiative scheduled for Tuesday, July 19, 2022 from 2p-3pm ET is as follows: CY 2023 Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System Proposed Rule (Updates to OPPS and ASC payment rates, Payment for Behavior Health Remotes Services, Payment for Drugs Acquired Through the 340B program, Changes to IPO List/ASC CPL, Rural Sole Community Hospital Off-Campus Clinic Visit Exemption, Payment for Non-Opioid Products Through Section 6082 of the SUPPORT Act, Payment Adjustments to Purchase Domestically Made N95 Masks, Rural Emergency Hospital (REH) Proposals- REH Payment, REH Enrollment, REH Physician Self-Referral Law Update, REH Quality Reporting Program); Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting (OQR) and Ambulatory Surgery Center Quality Reporting (ASCQR) Programs, Partial Hospitalization Program Updates, Prior Authorization for Hospital Outpatient Services, Competition and Transparency RFI, Organ Acquisition Payment Proposals- Counting Research Organs, Costs of Potential Organ Donors for Cardiac Deaths, RFI on Alternative Methodology for Counting Medicare Organs; Rural Emergency Hospital CCSQ CoP Rule; Open Q&A. We look forward to your participation. If you wish to participate, dial: 1-(888)-455-1397, Participant Passcode: 5109694. Please see the full participation announcement in the Downloads section below. Thank you for your continued interest in the CMS Open Door Forums. 



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