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 13, 2020- The proposed agenda for the next Rural Health Open Door Forum scheduled for Thursday, November 19, 2020, from 2:00pm- 3:00pmET is as follows: Announcements & Updates- *Open Remarks from CMS Administrator Seema Verma, *National Rural Health Day events, *Hospital Price Transparency Final Rule, *IFC-4 rule related to rural areas, *COVID-19 Vaccine Provider Toolkit, *Open Q&A. This agenda is subject to change. If you wish to participate, dial 1-888-455-1397 Conference ID: 9375124. 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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