Rural Health Open Door Forum

Rural Health Open Door Forum


The Rural Health Open Door Forum (ODF) addresses Rural Health Clinic (RHC), Critical Access Hospital (CAH) and Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) issues, as well as some inclusion of other questions and concerns that occur in clinical practice pertaining to other CMS payment systems that also extend into these settings. Topics that frequently arise on this forum often deal with payment & billing for services subject to Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) and/or Physician Shortage Area (PSA) status, cost report clarifications, classifications for & qualifications of rural provider types, and the many special provisions being implemented for improving rural health in the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003. Timely announcements and clarifications regarding important rulemaking, quality program initiatives, and other related areas are also included in the Forums.


**Updated Monday, November 6, 2023- The next Rural Health Open Door Forum is scheduled for Wednesday, November 8, 2023 from 2pm-3pmET. We look forward to your participation. This call will be a Zoom webinar with an option to dial-in. If you wish to participate, you must register in advance by clicking here: Webinar ID: 160 325 7245, Passcode: 181448. Please see the full agenda in the Downloads section below. Thank you for your continued interest in the CMS Open Door Forums. 

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