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 November 14, 2022- The proposed agenda for the next Rural Health Open Door Forum scheduled for Thursday, November 17, 2022 from 2pm-3pmET is as follows: Announcements and Updates: CMS Framework for Advancing Health Care in Rural, Tribal and Geographically Isolated Communities; OPPS Final Rule: Rural Emergency Hospital (REH) Conditions of Participation (CoPs) and CAH CoP changes; REH Payment Policies; Updates for OPPS and ASC payment rates; Update on the CY 2023 Home Health Prospective Payment Rate Update Final Rule; CY 2023 Physician Fee Schedule NPRM Final Updates; Issues impacting RHCs under the Physician Fee Schedule; Open Q&A. We look forward to your participation. This call will be conference call only. If you wish to participate, dial: 1-(888)-455-1397, Participant Passcode: 5109694. 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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