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Safety-Net Providers Open Door Forum


The Safety-Net Providers Open Door Forum (ODF), formerly called the Low-Income Health Access ODF, is a forum for providers and suppliers of Medicare and Medicaid services to low-income and vulnerable populations.  CMS co-hosts this ODF with the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA).  Topics discussed include payment, coverage, conditions of participation, billing, and current issues.  The Safety-Net Providers ODF is an opportunity to learn about new proposed or final rules, initiatives, or requirements, and to get questions answered and address issues of concern to Safety-Net providers.  Federally-Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), Tribal Clinics, Hospitals, and others are encouraged to participate on the calls.


**Updated: February 22, 2019 - On Tuesday, February 26, 2019 from 2pm-3pm Eastern Time, Special Open Door Forum (SODF), New Proposed Rule Advances Interoperability & Patient Access to Health Data. The purpose of this SODF to discuss the recent press release. CMS Senior Staff will present the topic and answer your questions. More information can be found here: If you wish to participate, dial: 1-800 837-1935 & Conference ID: 8968707. 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.