The next CMS Rural Health Open Door Forum is scheduled for:
Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2013;
Start Time: 2:00pm Eastern Time (ET);
Please dial in at least 15 minutes prior to call start time.
Conference Leaders: Carol Blackford, John Hammarlund and Matthew Brown.
**This Agenda is Subject to Change**
Chair – Carol Blackford, Deputy Director, Chronic Care Policy Group, Center for Medicare
Co-Chair – John Hammarlund, Regional Administrator, Seattle Regional Office
Moderator – Matthew Brown, Office of Communications
- Marketplace Announcement
- Part A to Part B Rebilling Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM)
- Transitional Care Management
- HRSA Fact Sheet for Rural Health Providers
**Next ODF: TBD**
Open Door Forum Participation Instructions:
This call will be Conference Call Only.
1. To participate by phone:
Dial: 1-800-837-1935 & Reference Conference ID: 78869914.
Persons participating by phone are not required to RSVP. TTY Communications Relay Services are available for the Hearing Impaired. For TTY services dial 7-1-1 or 1-800-855-2880. A Relay Communications Assistant will help.
Encore: 1-855-859-2056; Conference ID: 78869914.
Encore is an audio recording of this call that can be accessed by dialing 1-855-859-2056 and entering the Conference ID. This recording will be accessible beginning 2 hours after the ODF and expires after 2 business days.
For ODF schedule updates & E-Mailing List registration, visit our website at http://www.cms.gov/
Rural Health Open Door ForumOverview:
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.
The next Rural Health Open Door Forum is scheduled for Wednesday, April 24, 2013, from 2:00pm – 3:00pm, ET. If you wish to participate, dial 1-800-837-1935; Conference ID: 78869914. Please see the full participation announcement with agenda in the Downloads section below. Thank you for your continued interest in the CMS Open Door Forums.
National Provider Calls: Medicare Shared Savings Program Application Process — Registration Now Open
Tuesday, April 9; 2:30-4pm ET— Preparing to Apply
Tuesday, April 23; 1:30-3pm ET— Tips on Completing a Successful Application. See Downloads section below for full announcement.
The CMS Innovation Center will be hosting a conference call on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm ET. CMS Innovation Center Director, Richard Gilfillan, MD, and Karen Murphy, RN, PhD, Director of the State Innovations Group, will provide an overview of the Model Testing, Pre-Testing and Model Design awards as well as additional information on how providers can participate in the State Innovation Models initiative. Please see the Downloads section below for the full announcement with participation instructions. Thank you.
The next Rural Health Open Door Forum is scheduled for Thursday, March 7, 2013, from 2:00pm – 3:00pm, ET. If you wish to participate, dial 1-800-837-1935; Conference ID: 91724524. Please see the full participation announcement with agenda in the Downloads section below. Thank you for your continued interest in the CMS Open Door Forums.
Please see the "New Electronic Mailing List to Keep Fee-For-Service Providers Informed" announcement in the Downloads section below.
- April 9 & 23, 2013 - National Provider Call - Medicare Shared Savings Program Application Process [PDF, 265KB]
- Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - Announcement - State Innovation Conference Call for Providers [PDF, 73KB]
- Thursday, March 7, 2013 - Announcement & Agenda - Rural Health Open Door Forum [PDF, 104KB]
- New Electronic Mailing List to Keep Medicare Fee-For-Service Providers Informed [PDF, 263KB]
- CMS Regional Office Rural Health Coordinators Updated January 2013 [PDF, 25KB]
- Medicare Billing Information for Rural Providers and Suppliers [PDF, 1MB]