Physicians, Nurses and Allied Health Professionals Open Door Forum**Updated August 27, 2012 - The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will hold a Special Open Door Forum on Medicare's Prior Authorization for Power Mobility Devices Demonstration on August 29, 2012, from 3:00pm-4:30pm, ET. If you wish to participate, dial: 1-800-837-1935; Conference ID: 25376830. Please see the Downloads section below for the announcement with full participation instructions and other related materials.
**Updated July 12, 2012 - Please see the Downloads section for the agenda for the next Physician, Nurses and Allied Health Professionals Open Door Forum, scheduled for Tuesday, July 17, 2012 from 2pm-3pmET. If you wish to participate; dial 1-800-837-1935 Conference ID 76249808. This call will be Conference Call Only. Thank you for your continued interest in the CMS Open Door Forums.
Physicians Nurses & Allied Health Professionals Open Door Forum Overview
The Physicians, Nurses, and Allied Health Professionals Open Door Forum addresses the concerns and issues of Medicare and Medicaid physicians, non-physician practitioners, nurses, and other allied health care specialists. This diverse group of providers serves Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries in almost all service settings, ranging from independent physician offices to specialized departments within larger facilities. The types of issues that come up during this forum are as varied as the providers who participate, but some frequent topics include the Physician Fee Schedule, Stark regulations, care plan oversight, payment and documentation rules, Provider Enrollment Chain Ownership System (PECOS), as well as the roles and responsibilities of different allied health professional staff under CMS regulations. Timely announcements and clarifications regarding important rulemaking, quality program initiatives, and other related areas are also included in the forums.
- Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - Announcement - Medicare's Prior Authorization for Power Mobility Devices Demonstration Special Open Door Forum [PDF, 24KB]
- July 31, 2012 - National Provider Call: Medicare Shared Savings Program and Advance Payment Model Application [PDF, 86KB]
- July 17, 2012 - Agenda - Physicians, Nurses & Allied Health Professionals Open Door Forum [PDF, 24KB]