The Physicians, Nurses and Allied Health Professionals Open Door Forum (ODF) addresses the concerns and issues of Medicare and Medicaid physicians, non-physician practitioners, nurses, and other allied health care specialists. This diverse group of providers serves Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries in almost all service settings, ranging from independent physician offices to specialized departments within larger facilities. The types of issues that come up during this forum are as varied as the providers who participate, but some frequent topics include the Physician Fee Schedule, Stark regulations, care plan oversight, payment and documentation rules, Provider Enrollment Chain Ownership System (PECOS), as well as the roles and responsibilities of different allied health professional staff under CMS regulations. Timely announcements and clarifications regarding important rulemaking, quality program initiatives, and other related areas are also included in the forums.
**Updated March 29, 2023- The proposed agenda for the next Physicians, Nurses and Allied Health Professionals Open Door Forum scheduled for Wednesday, April 12, 2023 from 2pm-3pmET is as follows- Announcements & Updates: CMS Waivers, Flexibilities, and the Transition Forward from the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (https://www.cms.gov/files/document/what-do-i-need-know-cms-waivers-flexibilities-and-transition-forward-covid-19-public-health.pdf); Open Payments Pre-Publication Review and Dispute period; Open Q&A. We look forward to your participation. If you wish to participate, dial: 1-(888)-455-1397, Participant Passcode: 4325849. Please see the full participation announcement in the Downloads section below. Thank you for your continued interest in the CMS Open Door Forums.