The Skilled Nursing Facilities / Long-Term Care Open Door Forum (ODF) addresses the concerns and issues of both the Medicare SNF, the Medicaid NF, and the nursing home industry generally. The types of issues that come up during this forum are often related to the Minimum Data Set, SNF Consolidated Billing, the roles and responsibilities of different SNF, NF or LTC professional staff under CMS regulations, clarifications of issues that are covered during a survey and certification process, and the many rules and requirements under which different related services can be payable. Timely announcements and clarifications regarding important rulemaking, quality program initiatives, and other related areas are also included in the forums.
**Updated December 5, 2022- The proposed agenda for the next Skilled Nursing Facilities/Long Term Care Open Door Forum scheduled for Thursday, December 8, 2022 from 2pm-3pmET is as follows: Announcements & Updates: The Importance of COVID-19 Vaccines and Timely Treatments https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/news-alert/cms-urges-timely-patient-access-covid-19-vaccines-therapeutics; Update on Nursing Home Care Compare; MDS transition to iQIES (Creating a HARP Account Training Video, iQIES Onboarding Full Guide, iQIES Role Matrix Guide); 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.