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Physicians, Nurses and Allied Health Professionals Open Door Forum

Overview:

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.

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**Updated: May 18, 2018 - Special Open Door Forum (SODF): To allow physicians, provider and supplier professional associations, and/or all other interested parties to provide feedback on the DMEPOS Dietary Related Clinical Templates and CDEs that are posted on the CMS.gov website. which can be accessed through the link below: https://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Computer-Data-and-Systems/Electronic-Clinical-Templates/DMEPOS-Templates/DMEPOS-Templates.html. Feedback and questions on our drafts can be sent to: clinicaltemplates@cms.hhs.gov. We look forward to your participation. We look forward to your participation. If you wish to participate, dial: 1-800-837-1935 & Conference ID: 8778137. 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: May 3, 2018- Special Open Door Forum (SODF): Home Oxygen Therapy – Provider Documentation Manual, Thursday, May 10, 2018 from 2pm-3pm Eastern Time. The purpose of this SODF is to introduce physicians, practitioners, suppliers and all other interested parties to the first DRAFT chapter of our new Provider Documentation Manual. To reduce administrative provider burden, CMS is creating a new internet-only manual. We are listing all the documentation that’s required for Medicare payment in one central location – the Provider Documentation Manual. The first DRAFT section in this new manual is Home Oxygen Therapy. Each section will be on a specific item or service. SODF participants can provide feedback and ask questions about the Provider Documentation Manual section on Home Oxygen Therapy. For more information please refer to: https://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Monitoring-Programs/Medicare-FFS-Compliance-Programs/ReducingProviderBurden.html . Please send feedback and questions to: ProviderDocumentationManual@cms.hhs.gov . We look forward to your participation. If you wish to participate, dial: 1-800-837-1935 & Conference ID: 9895345. Please see the Downloads section below for the full call announcement. Thank you for your continued interest in the CMS Open Door Forums.

**Updated: April 27, 2018 - Special Open Door Forum (SODF): For Durable Medical Equipment, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) Drug Related Items Templates and Clinical Data Elements (CDEs), Thursday, May 3, 2018 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm Eastern Time. The purpose of this SODF is to allow physicians, provider and supplier professional associations, and/or all other interested parties to provide feedback on the DMEPOS Drug Related Clinical Templates and CDEs that are posted on the CMS.gov website. The Clinical Templates and CDEs are available on the CMS.gov website which can be accessed through the link below: https://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Computer-Data-and-Systems/Electronic-Clinical-Templates/DMEPOS-Templates/DMEPOS-Templates.html. Feedback and questions on our drafts can be sent to: clinicaltemplates@cms.hhs.gov. We look forward to your participation. We look forward to your participation. If you wish to participate, dial: 1-800-837-1935 & Conference ID: 1554959. 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: April 11, 2018 - Special Open Door Forum (SODF): Templates and Clinical Data Elements (CDEs) For Respiratory Related Items, Thursday, April 19, 2018 from 3:00pm – 4:00pm Eastern Time. The purpose of this SODF is to allow physicians, provider and supplier professional associations, and/or all other interested parties to provide feedback on the Respiratory related Clinical Templates and CDEs that are posted on the CMS.gov website. The Clinical Templates and CDEs are available on the CMS.gov website which can be accessed through the link below: https://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Computer-Data-and-Systems/Electronic-Clinical-Templates/DMEPOS-Templates/DMEPOS-Templates.html. Feedback and questions on our drafts can be sent to: clinicaltemplates@cms.hhs.gov. We look forward to your participation. If you wish to participate, dial: 1-800-837-1935 & Conference ID: 9796898. 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.

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