Hospitals Open Door Forum
Overview:The Hospital & Hospital Quality Open Door Forum (ODF) addresses the concerns and questions of the Hospital service setting. The very broad scope of topics discussed within this forum, include payment, coverage, conditions of participation, billing and many other current issues that are related to policy implementation. The Inpatient PPS, Outpatient PPS, provisions of the Affordable Care Act and other laws that affect the setting are all covered, and a recurring update from the areas of the Hospital Quality Initiative including the Hospital CAHPS initiative. Timely announcements and clarifications regarding important rulemaking, agency program initiatives and other related areas are also included in the forums.
**Updated April 25, 2022- The agenda for next Hospital/Quality Initiative scheduled for Tuesday, April 26, 2022 from 2p-3pm ET is as follows: FY 2023 IPPS/LTC PPS Proposed Rule [Hospital Quality Updates: Background/Context on Health Equity and Maternal Health, Inpatient Quality Reporting Program (Equity and Maternal Health Measures, Other IQR measures and eCQM reporting requirements, Hospital designation on maternal care); Measure suppressions due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Promoting Interoperability Program and Advancing Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) RFI, Hospitals and CAH CoPs – Required COVID-19 reporting until April 2024, and reporting in future PHEs]; IPPS and LTCH Update; RFI on Resource Costs for N95 Masks; IPPS Wage Index Timeline Update; Open Q&A. We look forward to your participation. 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.