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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.


**Updated: December 7, 2017 - Special Open Door Forum (SODF): The IMPACT Act and Improving Care Coordination, Tuesday, December 12, 2017, from 2:00p.m. – 3:00p.m. Eastern Time. The purpose of this SODF to provide information and solicit feedback pertaining to the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 (commonly referred to as the IMPACT Act). This SODF will provide an update on RAND's national field test launch, describe planned stakeholder engagement activities for 2018, and highlight ways for stakeholders to remain engaged and informed during the upcoming year. We invite questions, comments, and ideas from providers, patients, consumers, researchers, and advocates in advance or during the Forum. Please submit questions, comments, and ideas to: The presentation is posted on the IMPACT Act Downloads and Videos webpage. If you wish to participate, dial: 1-800 837-1935 & Conference ID: 9097749. 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 2, 2017 - The proposed agenda for the next Hospital Quality Open Door Forum is scheduled for Tuesday, November 7, 2017 from 2:00pm - 3:00pmET is as follows: Announcements & Updates CY 2018 Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) Final Rule with comment; Extension to January 2, 2018 of the Deadline for Resubmission of the 2014 and 2015 Worksheet S-10 Data; Clarifications and changes to Worksheet S-10. If you wish to participate, dial 1-800-837-1935 Conference ID: 61321615. Please see the full participation announcement in the Downloads section below. Thank you for your continued interest in the CMS Open Door Forums.