Hospitals Open Door Forum**Updated July 13, 2012 - The agenda for the next Hospital, Hospital Quality Open Door Forum, scheduled for Wednesday, July 18, 2012 from 2pm-3pmET, is now posted in the Downloads section of this page. If you wish to participate, dial: 1-800-837-1935; Conference ID: 52261655. This call will be a Conference Call Only. Thank you for your continued interest in the CMS Open Door Forums.
**Updated March 19, 2012 - The IRF-PAI Submission Specifications Version 1.10.1 are now posted:
These are the final IRF-PAI data submission specifications, which are in effect on October 1, 2012. An Item Change Report and an Edit Change Report identifying changes since Draft Version 1.10.0 are included in the .zip file.
IRF-PAI Data Specifications v1.10.1.zip file can be found under downloads on the IRF Software web page:
**Updated March 14, 2012 - The Draft LTCH CARE Data Set Version 1.00.1 Specifications for October, 2012 are now posted. A Specification Change document identifying changes since Draft Version 1.00.0 is included in the .zip file. Final specifications will be posted in the near future. The specifications can be found on the CMS web page:
http://www.cms.gov/LTCH-Quality-Reporting/ . Specifically, please see the Downloads Section of that web page. The .zip file containing the updated "Draft" LTCH CARE Data Submission Specifications (v1.00.1) is located there.
See Submission Specifications (v1.00.1) The files within this .zip are:
„X LTCH Data Submission Spec Changes (v1.00.1) 20120305.pdf
„X LTCH 1.0 data specs overview (v1.00.1) DRAFT 20120305.pdf
„X LTCH data dictionary (v1.00.1) DRAFT 20120305.zip
„X LTCH data specs CSV files (v1.00.1) DRAFT 20120305.zip
„X LTCH data specs HTML files (v1.00.1) DRAFT 20120305.zip
„X LTCH data specs PDF files (v1.00.1) DRAFT 20120305.zip
Hospital & Hospital Quality Open Door Forum (ODF) Overview:
The Hospital Open Door Forum (ODF), addresses the concerns and questions of the Hospital service setting, The very broad scope of topics discussed within this forum, include payment, coverage, conditions of participation, billing, and many other current issues that are related to policy implementation. The Inpatient PPS, Outpatient PPS, provisions of the Affordable Care Act and other laws that affect the setting are all covered, and a recurring update from the areas of the Hospital Quality Initiative including the Hospital CAHPS initiative. Timely announcements and clarifications regarding important rulemaking, agency program initiatives, and other related areas are also included in the forums.
- Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - Agenda - Hospital/Quality Initiative Open Door Forum (ODF) [PDF, 21KB]
- Q&A- Type A and B Emergency Departments Under the OPPS (PDF, 43KB) [PDF, 43KB]
- CMS Intermediary/Carrier Directory [PDF, 371KB]
- Q&A- OPPS Device Upgrade (PDF, 12KB) [PDF, 11KB]
- Quality Improvement Organization Program's 9th Scope of Work (PDF, 6KB) [PDF, 5KB]
- RevisedIRFconfannouncement030512 [PDF, 25KB]