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Low-Income Health Access Open Door Forum

Overview:

The Low Income Health Access Open Door Forum (ODF) addresses the concerns of the beneficiary advocates, providers, and information intermediaries throughout the country interested in improving access to Medicare and Medicaid for lower income Americans. Generally, CMS addresses are new guidance or initiatives in programs for people with low-incomes, such as the Medicaid and SCHIP programs.  Also, CMS provides information on the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit, as well as the low-income subsidy.  Services settings such as Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), Community Health Centers (CHCs) and 340(b) Hospitals and other providers are also often discussed. CMS co-hosts this forum with the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA). Timely announcements and clarifications regarding important rulemaking, agency program initiatives, and other related areas impacting the lower income beneficiaries are also included in the Forums.

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**Updated: June 30, 2015 - The next Low Income Health Access Open Door Form is scheduled for Wednesday, July 8, 2015 from 2-3pm ET. The proposed agenda is as follows: Overview of the Medicaid Managed Care NPRM, CCM Payment for RHCs and FQHCs, Supplemental Payer Non-Payment of G-Codes on FQHC PPS Crossover Claims and CMS Efforts to Reverse This Trend. This agenda is subject to change. If you wish to participate, dial: 1-800-837-1935 & Conference ID: 6527983. 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.