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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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**Updated: April 26, 2019 - The proposed agenda for the next Hospital Quality Open Door Forum is scheduled for Tuesday, April 30, 2019 from 2:00pm - 3:00pmET is as follows: Announcements & Updates: FY 2020 Inpatient Prospective Payment System and Long-Term acute Care Hospital IPPS/LTCH Proposed Rule Highlights; FY 2020 Wage Index and Occupational Mix Data Public Use Files Announcement; CMS Assessment Submission & Processing (ASAP) System Enhancement for LTCHs (iQIES). If you wish to participate, dial 1-800-837-1935 Conference ID: 1373188. Please see the full participation announcement in the Downloads section below. Thank you for your continued interest in the CMS Open Door Forums.

**Updated: February 22, 2019 - On Tuesday, February 26, 2019 from 2pm-3pm Eastern Time, Special Open Door Forum (SODF), New Proposed Rule Advances Interoperability & Patient Access to Health Data. The purpose of this SODF to discuss the recent press release. CMS Senior Staff will present the topic and answer your questions. More information can be found here:   https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/fact-sheets/cms-advances-interoperability-patient-access-health-data-through-new-proposals If you wish to participate, dial: 1-800 837-1935 & Conference ID: 8968707. 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: February 1, 2019 - The proposed agenda for the next Hospital Quality Open Door Forum is scheduled for Tuesday February 5, 2019 from 2:00pm - 3:00pmET is as follows: Announcements & Updates: Upcoming CMS Assessment Submission & Processing (ASAP) System Enhancement for LTCHs (iQIES); Posting of the FY 2020 wage data and occupational mix public use file. If you wish to participate, dial 1-800-837-1935 Conference ID: 2899244  . Please see the full participation announcement in the Downloads section below. Thank you for your continued interest in the CMS Open Door Forums.