Rural Health Open Door Forum


The Rural Health Open Door Forum (ODF) addresses Rural Health Clinic (RHC), Critical Access Hospital (CAH) and Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) issues, as well as some inclusion of other questions and concerns that occur in clinical practice pertaining to other CMS payment systems that also extend into these settings. Topics that frequently arise on this forum often deal with payment & billing for services subject to Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) and/or Physician Shortage Area (PSA) status, cost report clarifications, classifications for & qualifications of rural provider types, and the many special provisions being implemented for improving rural health in the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003. Timely announcements and clarifications regarding important rulemaking, quality program initiatives, and other related areas are also included in the Forums.


**Updated August 3, 2021- The proposed agenda for the next Rural Health Open Door Forum scheduled for Wednesday, August 4, 2021, from 2:00pm- 3:00pmET is as follows: Announcements & Updates- Health Equity in the Conditions of Participation/Conditions for Coverage; Outpatient Proposed Payment System (Rural Emergency Hospitals- Request for Information); Home Health Proposed Payment Policy Updates (Updates to Home Health Value-Based Purchasing); CY 2022 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule; Open Q&A. This agenda is subject to change. If you wish to participate, dial 1-888-455-1397 Conference ID: 8604468. 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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