The Skilled Nursing Facilities / Long-Term Care Open Door Forum (ODF) addresses the concerns and issues of both the Medicare SNF, the Medicaid NF, and the nursing home industry generally. The types of issues that come up during this forum are often related to the Minimum Data Set, SNF Consolidated Billing, the roles and responsibilities of different SNF, NF or LTC professional staff under CMS regulations, clarifications of issues that are covered during a survey and certification process, and the many rules and requirements under which different related services can be payable. Timely announcements and clarifications regarding important rulemaking, quality program initiatives, and other related areas are also included in the forums.
**Updated March 1, 2023- The proposed agenda for the next Skilled Nursing Facilities/Long Term Care Open Door Forum scheduled for Thursday, March 2, 2023 from 2pm-3pmET is as follows: Announcements & Updates: 1812(f) waiver and COVID-19 PHE Termination; MDS transition to iQIES (https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/NursinghomeQualityInits/MDS30RAIManual, https://qtso.cms.gov/news-and-updates/action-required-register-iqies-account); MDS v1.18.11 updates (Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) Spotlights and Announcements, NHQI Spotlights and Announcements); 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.