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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 August 13, 2019- You are invited to a Special Open Door Forum on Tuesday, August 20, from 2:00pm-4:00pm ET; about the final rule updating Medicare payment policies for hospitals under the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and the Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Prospective Payment System (PPS) for fiscal year 2020. The final rule includes changes to the inpatient hospital wage index, increased payments and modernized policies related to new technologies, and incentives to promote development of new antimicrobial therapies to treat drug-resistant infections. If you wish to participate dial 1-888-455-1397, participant passcode: 4676500. Please see the Downloads section below for the full participation announcement. Thank you for your continued interest in the CMS Open Door Forums.