Special Open Door Forums

When a Special Open Door Forum (ODF) is scheduled, please refer to the "Downloads" section below for the Special ODF details and RSVP information. Approximately one week after the Special ODF has passed, the announcement, transcript and MP3 audio file will be posted under the "Downloads" section in one Download link for 30 days.

CMS has Special Forums throughout the year, to independently discuss new and important program topics. 

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**Updated October 18, 2021- Special Open Door Forum: Repetitive, Scheduled Non-Emergent Ambulance Transport Prior Authorization Model National Expansion, Thursday, October 28, 2021 2pm-3pm ET. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will host a Special Open Door Forum (SODF) to allow ambulance suppliers, other Medicare providers, and additional interested parties to learn about the upcoming national expansion of the Repetitive, Scheduled Non-Emergent Ambulance Transport (RSNAT) Prior Authorization Model in Medicare fee for service. CMS is implementing the national model in multiple phases beginning with Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas on December 1, 2021.  The RSNAT Prior Authorization Model is currently operating in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina since 2014 and in North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia since 2016. This Special ODF will include information on national expansion, the prior authorization process, and a Q&A period. You can find more information on the model and slides for the ODF presentation by going to: http://go.cms.gov/PAAmbulanceQuestions on the model can be sent to: AmbulancePA@cms.hhs.govWe look forward to your participation. If you wish to participate, dial: 1-(888)-455-1397, Participant Passcode: 8604468. 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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