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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: 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:   https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/fact-sheets/cms-advances-interoperability-patient-access-health-data-through-new-proposals 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.

**Updated: December 13, 2018 - Special Open Door Forum (SODF): Changes to Level II Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) Coding and Application Submission Procedures for 2019, Tuesday, December 18, 2018, from 1:30 – 2:30pm. Eastern Time. The purpose of this SODF to announce changes to CMS’ Level II HCPCS Coding Procedures and HCPCS Code Application Procedures effective in the 2019-2020 HCPCS coding cycle, and to allow all stakeholders of these processes, and other interested parties, to ask questions regarding our process changes, as detailed on CMS’ HCPCS web site at http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Coding/MedHCPCSGenInfo/index.html. CMS is interested in adopting changes to the HCPCS process that facilitate the adoption of new technologies while balancing the burden on payers and providers and considers program needs. If you wish to participate, dial: 1-800 837-1935 & Conference ID: 3073759. 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.